60-19 - NON-COMMERCIAL KENNEL LICENSES

Ordinance NO. ORD-60-19

BY THE COUNCIL CLEGG, LUDWIG, MCLEAN, SANCHEZ, THOMSON AND WOODINGS

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING BOISE CITY CODE TITLE 5, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 5, SUBSECTION D, TO ADD A NEW SUBSECTION (1); ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM TO THE RENEWAL OF ALL CURRENTLY VALID NON-COMMERCIAL KENNEL LICENSES FROM DECEMBER 31, 2019 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2020; PROVIDING AN AUTOMATIC SUNSET PROVISION FOR THIS TEMPORARY MORATORIUM; PROVIDING FOR A WAIVER OF THE READING RULES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, City of Boise staff is currently in the process of preparing a draft rewrite of Boise City Code Title 5 (“Animal Code”) which would propose significant changes to the procedure of renewing a noncommercial kennel license; and

WHEREAS, Councilmember T.J. Thomson, who is spearheading the animal code project, requests that a moratorium on noncommercial kennel licenses be enacted to allow community stakeholders and City Council to consider the proposed amended animal code.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

Section 1. That existing Boise City Code Title 5, Chapter 1, Section 5, entitled “Noncommercial Kennels,” be, and the same is, amended by adding a subsection D(1), to read as follows:

D. Nontransferable; Term; Additions: Noncommercial kennel licenses shall not be transferable, and shall expire December 31 of the year in which issued. Whenever additions are made to the number of dogs for which a noncommercial kennel license has been issued, the licensee shall, within three (3) days, report to the Office of the Clerk or to the humane shelter and pay the required license fee; provided, however, that whenever puppies or kittens are born, such puppies or kittens shall not be counted in computing the license fee until three (3) months old.

1. Exception: All currently valid noncommercial kennel licenses, which would otherwise expire on December 31, 2019, shall remain valid and not require renewal until June 30, 2020. After June 30, 2020, all extended noncommercial kennel licenses must be renewed pursuant to all licensing requirements set forth in City Code. This exception (Boise City Code § 5-1-5(D)(1)) shall automatically expire on July 1, 2020.

Section 2. That pursuant to the affirmative vote of one-half (1/2) plus one (1) of the members of the full Council, the rule requiring two (2) separate readings by title and one (1) reading in full be, and the same is hereby, dispensed with, and accordingly, reading one and two of this Ordinance shall occur at the Boise City Council Meeting on December 10, 2019. The third reading of this Ordinance shall occur at the December 17, 2019 Council Meeting. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval, and publication.

Section 3. That this ordinance shall be null, void, and of no force and effect on and after July 1, 2020.

ADOPTED by the Council of Boise City, Idaho, on December 17, 2019.

APPROVED by the Mayor of the Boise City, Idaho, on December 17, 2019.

APPROVED:

David H. Bieter, Mayor

ATTEST:

Lynda Lowry, Ex-Officio City Clerk