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Ordinance Number

625 

Ordinance Subject

Repealing UPMC Title 8 - Animal Control and adopting Pierce County Code Title 6 - Animals in its entirety

Date Adopted

8/19/2013 

Repealed By

 

Amended By

 

Ordinance

 

ORDINANCE NO. 625

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE WASHINGTON, REPEALING UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 8 – ANIMAL CONTROL – CHAPTERS 8.01, 8.05, 8.20, 8.15, 8.25, 8.30, AND 8.40 (RETAINING CHAPTER 8.10 - LICENSING) AND ADOPTING PIERCE COUNTY CODE TITLE 6 – ANIMALS - IN ITS ENTIRETY, AND ADOPTING CHAPTER 5.24 – COMMERCIAL KENNEL OR CATTERY, HOBBY KENNEL, FOSTER KENNEL, PRIVATE KENNEL, GROOMING PARLOR, SHORT-TERM BOARDING FACILITY, OR PET SHOP, AND SECTION 5.04.020 – KENNEL, CATTERY, GROOMING PARLOR, SHORT-TERM BOARDING FACILITY, AND PET SHOP FEES

 

 

WHEREAS, the City  Council of the City of University Place desires to contract with Pierce County for its animal control services; and

 

WHEREAS, one of the steps necessary to contract with Pierce County for  animal control services is to align the City’s Municipal Code related to animals with that of Pierce County’s, and therefore repeal most of UPMC Title 8 – Animal Control - and adopt Pierce County’s Animal Code (Title 6) in its entirety as our new Title 8; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pierce County Code Title 6 does not cover Kennel Licensing;  therefore the City will also adopt Pierce County Code Chapter 5.24 in its entirety, as well as Pierce County Code Section 5.04.020 which contain the regulations and fees associated with kennel licensing, respectively; and

 

WHEREAS, the City will continue to issue pet licenses, and will therefore retain its current Chapter 8.10 - Licensing of Dogs and Cats.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

 

Section 1.        Code Sections Repealed.  The following chapters of the University Place Municipal Code (UPMC) are hereby repealed in their entirety:

 

8.01    General Provisions

8.05    Animal Control

8.15    Kennels, Catteries, Grooming Parlors, or Pet Shops

8.20    Potentially Dangerous Dogs

8.25    Rabies Control

8.30    Dog Control Zones

8.40    Wild Animals and Reptiles

 

Section 2.        Adoption of Pierce County Code Title 6.  Pursuant to RCW 35A.112.140 and 35A.13.180, the City hereby adopts by reference Title 6 of the Pierce County Code in its entirety, as presently constituted or as hereinafter amended, as regulations of the City. Any reference to the “County” or “Pierce County” shall refer to the City of University Place, and any reference to County staff shall refer to the City Manager or designee.

 

Section 3.        Adoption of Pierce County Code Chapter 5.24.  Pursuant to RCW 35A.112.140 and 35A.13.180, the City hereby adopts by reference Chapter 5.24 of the Pierce County Code in its entirety, as presently constituted or as hereinafter amended, as regulations of the City. Any reference to the “County” or “Pierce County” shall refer to the City of University Place, and any reference to County staff shall refer to the City Manager or designee.

 

Section 4.        Adoption of Pierce County Code Section 5.04.020.  Pursuant to RCW 35A.112.140 and 35A.13.180, the City hereby adopts by reference Section 5.04.020 of the Pierce County Code in its entirety, as presently constituted or as hereinafter amended, as regulations of the City. Any reference to the “County” or “Pierce County” shall refer to the City of University Place, and any reference to County staff shall refer to the City Manager or designee.

 

Section 5.        Severability. If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this ordinance or its application to any person or situation should be held to be invalid or unconstitutional for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this ordinance or its application to any other person or situation.

 

Section 6.        Published and Effective DateA summary of this ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official Newspaper of the City.  This ordinance shall take effect five days after publication. 

 

PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON AUGUST 19, 2013.

 

 

 

                                                                                    ____________________________________
Ken Grassi, Mayor

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

_________________________________

Emelita Genetia, City Clerk

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

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Steve Victor, City Attorney

 

Published:  08/21/13

Effective Date: 08/26/13

 

 

Council Minutes

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20130819-0811 

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Created at 8/20/2013 9:45 AM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 9/10/2013 8:20 AM  by Emelita Genetia