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Legislation #: 070246 Introduction Date: 3/1/2007
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SCHUMACHER
Title: Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-52, relating to fees and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to impose a new schedule of Neighborhood and Community Services Department animal health and public safety fees.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/27/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/1/2007 Referred to Neighborhood Development and Housing Committee
3/7/2007 Hold On Agenda (3/14/2007)
3/14/2007 Advance and Do Pass as a Committee Substitute, Debate
3/15/2007 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 070246

 

Amending Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Sections 14-52, relating to fees and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to impose a new schedule of Neighborhood and Community Services Department animal health and public safety fees.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 14, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 14-52 relating to animal health and public safety fees, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to read as follows:

 

Sec. 14-52. Schedule of user fees.

 

The schedule of user fees authorized by this chapter is as follows:

 

(1) Pet licenses:

 

a. One-year licensing period for a spayed or neutered pet (if written proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered is supplied by the applicant)$10.00

b. One-year licensing period of a pet not spayed or neutered $33.00

 

c. Three-year licensing period for a spayed or neutered pet (if written proof that the animal has been spayed or neutered is supplied by the applicant) $27.00

 

d. Three-year licensing period for a pet not spayed or neutered $99.00

 

e. Late registration fee $25.00

 

f. Replacement tags $5.00

 

g. Guard dog tags $5.00

 

h. Potentially dangerous dog $100.00

Annual renewal $50.00

 

i. Dangerous dog $250.00

Annual renewal $50.00

 

(2) Shelter fees:

 

a. Impound fee for a spayed or neutered animal $25.00

 

b. Impound fee for an animal not spayed or neutered $100.00 (fee includes optional spay or neuter surgery performed by Animal Health and Public Safety for the impounded animal; refusal of the spay or neuter surgery does not reduce the fee)

 

c. Daily charge for an impounded spayed or neutered small animal$10.00

 

d. Daily charge for a small animal not spayed or neutered $15.00 ($5.00 fee differential for unaltered animal will be waived if owner agrees to have the animal spayed or neutered by Animal Health & Public Safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee)

 

e. Daily charge for a spayed or neutered animal impounded for rabies observation$15.00

 

f. Daily charge for an animal impounded for rabies observation that is not spayed or neutered$20.00($5.00 fee differential for an unaltered animal will be waived if owner agrees to have the animal spayed or neutered by Animal Health & Public Safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee)

 

e. Daily charge, livestock, large animal $25.00

 

f. Rabies vaccination $15.00

 

g. Impound fee for spayed or neutered potentially dangerous dog or spayed or neutered dangerous dog$50.00

 

h. Impound fee for potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog that is not spayed or neutered$100.00 (fee includes optional spay or neuter surgery performed by Animal Health and Public Safety for the impounded animal; refusal of the spay or neuter surgery does not reduce the fee)

 

i. Daily charge for a spayed or neutered potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog $20.00

 

j. Daily charge for a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog that is not spayed or neutered$25.00 ($5.00 fee differential for unaltered dog will be waived if owner agrees to have the dog spayed or neutered by Animal Health and Public Safety upon payment of the $100.00 impound fee)

 

k. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by someone not requesting euthanization $10.00

 

l. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by someone requesting euthanization $25.00

 

m. Drop-off fee for an animal brought to and given over to the custody of animal health and public safety by a commercial animal removal service registered with the supervisor of Animal Health and Public Safety $25.00

 

(4) Dead animal disposal:

 

a. Picked up at site $25.00

 

b. Received at animal shelter $15.00

 

c. Large animal cost of removal

 

(5) Adoption fees:

 

a. Dogs $100.00

 

b. Cats $65.00

 

(6) The city manager shall have authority annually to adjust the fees listed above to reflect an increase equal to an increase in the consumer price index (all items/all urban consumers/Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas) published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided that the increases are reflective of the costs involved. If costs fall below the fees being charge, the fees shall be reduced so that they are equal to or less than the costs. The adjustments shall be made annually by the city manager in conjunction with the adoption of the annual budget of the city by filing a notice with the city clerk.

 

(7) All fees imposed by this section are owed the city when due and may be recovered by the city as any other debt is recoverable.

 

(8) Only commercial animal removal services that are registered with the supervisor of Animal Health and Public Safety shall be allowed to deliver animals into the custody of Animal Health and Public Safety. The supervisor of Animal Health and Public Safety shall charge a $100.00 administrative fee for registering an animal removal service. An animal removal service is a person, corporation or business entity engaged in a commercial activity that includes the removal of animals from the property of its customers.

(9) Refunds: There shall be no refund of any fee paid pursuant to this section.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Nicole Rowlette

Assistant City Attorney