Ordinance No. __________, Series 2005
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 91.001 AND 91.999; AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 91.0201, 91.0202, 91.0203, 91.0204, 91.0205 AND 91.0206 OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION, LICENSING, ENCLOSURE, AND RESTRAINT OF PIT BULL DOGS AND ROTTWEILER DOGS; REQUIRING OWNERS TO MAINTAIN INSURANCE; AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS

Sponsored By: Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, 5th District
Councilman Leonard Watkins, 1st District


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO
GOVERNMENT [THE COUNCIL] AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I. Sections 91.01 and 91.999 of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro
Government Code of Ordinances ["LMCO"] are hereby amended to read as follows:

91.001 DEFINITIONS.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

ANIMAL. Any living creature, domestic or wild, including livestock, poultry, pet
rodents, pet birds and vermin.

ANIMAL CONTROL or (ANIMAL CONTROL AND PROTECTION) or (DIVISION OF ANIMAL CONTROL AND PROTECTION) or (DIVISION). Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Department of Animal Services.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER. Persons designated by the Metro Government as the primary
enforcement officers of ordinances regulating animals and owners of animals, and for
the enforcement of sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes pertaining to the cruelty to animals.

ANIMAL DEALER. Any person engaging in the business of buying and/or selling any
animal or animals for the purpose of resale to pet shops, research facilities,
another animal dealer, including the sale of any animal from any roadside stand, booth, flea
market or other temporary site. (Persons buying or selling animals fit and destined
for human consumption and person involved in the sale of an occasional litter
or animal on a random basis are not included in this definition). Animal dealers
are also subject to the provisions of 91.0201, 91.0202, 91.050 through 91.062, and 91.078
of this chapter.

ANIMAL_DRAWN VEHICLE. Vehicles with four or more wheels.

ANIMAL SHELTER. Any premises designated and/or operated by the Metro Government for
the purpose of impounding and caring for animals held under authority of this chapter.

APPROVED RABIES VACCINE. Any vaccine approved as effective by the Kentucky
Department for Human Resources for protecting an animal from contracting rabies.

ATTACK. An unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner on a human that causes a
scratch, abrasion, or bruising, or on a domestic animal that causes death or injury that
requires veterinary treatment.

BOARDING KENNEL or CATTERY. Any establishment where dogs, cats, puppies, or kittens
are kept for the purpose of boarding for any part of a 24_hour period.
This includes veterinary hospitals and clinics or grooming shops that advertise
boarding services other than for treatment, diagnostic, or recuperative purposes,
or for grooming.

BOARDING STABLE. Any facility for boarding, livery, training or riding school or any
facility which maintains horses or ponies, mules, don_keys or burros for the purpose of
housing, feeding, riding, training, driving or riding lessons, whether gratuitously
or for a fee and/or which advertises these services by the use of a sign, billboard
or by placing an advertisement in newspapers, on bulletin boards or in any other
publication excluding licensed pari_mutuel facilities.

BONA FIDE FARMING OPERATION. The operation and maintenance of a farm, situated on
ten contiguous acres or more of land used for the production of livestock, poultry,
poultry products, dairy, dairy products, or horticulture products or for the growing
of crops such as, but not limited to, tobacco, corn, soybeans and wheat.

CAT. Any domestic feline four months of age or older.

CIRCUS. A resident or non_resident variety show which features animal acts. A circus
shall not include resident or non_resident dog and cat shows sponsored and/or sanctioned
by the American Kennel Club, the United States Kennel Club, the American Cat Fanciers Association
, the Cat Fanciers Association or any affiliate thereof,
nor shall it include any primary horse show.

CLASS A KENNEL or CATTERY. Any establishment where dogs and/or puppies or cats
and/or kittens are kept for the primary purpose of breeding, buying, or selling such
animals and which establishment is so constructed that the dogs, puppies, cats, and
kittens cannot stray therefrom. The Class A Kennel or Cattery license shall apply to up to
ten dogs or cats and shall require an additional Class A Kennel or Cattery license for
each increment of up to ten dogs or cats.

CLASS B KENNEL or CATTERY. Any establishment where dogs, puppies, cats, or kittens
are kept for the primary purpose of showing (including but not limited to field trial
competition, hunting trial competition, herding, conformation, and obedience competition)
and which establishment is so constructed that the dogs, puppies,
cats, and kittens cannot stray therefrom. The primary purpose shall be determined
by verifying the participation of one or more of the housed animals in a sanctioned competition
in the preceding 12 months. The license shall apply to up to ten animals.
Animals in excess of ten shall be licensed individually.

CLASS C KENNEL or CATTERY. Any establishment where dogs or puppies are kept for the
primary purpose of training for guard, sentry, field, obedience, whether gratuitously
or for a fee. A Class C Kennel may also offer boarding services if
the boarding occurs at the same location with no additional boarding
kennel license required.

CRUELTY. Failing to provide adequate food and water; failing to detect the need for
or withholding veterinary care; creating or allowing unhealthful living conditions;
infliction of pain, injury, or death to an animal by striking, beating, dropping,
kicking, dragging, choking, or by the use of an object or weapon; causing pain, injury, or death
by means of caustic, flammable, boiling, or heated substances;
causing suffering, injury, or death by suffocation or drowning; failure to provide health related grooming.

DANGEROUS ANIMAL. Any warm_blooded mammal which is known to carry or be susceptible
to the rabies virus and which cannot be effectively vaccinated against that virus
with any vaccine approved by the Kentucky Department of Human Resources. A dangerous animal
includes any hybrid animal or any pet wildlife which has attacked
a human or which is apprehended or observed un_restrained.

DANGEROUS DOG. Any dog, which when unprovoked, in an aggressive manner commits a
severe attack on any person.

DIRECTOR . The Director of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Department of Animal Services

DOG. Any domestic canine four months of age or older.

DOMESTIC. Any animal whose physiology has been determined or manipulated through
selective breeding and does not occur naturally in the wild, and any animal which may
be vaccinated against rabies with an approved rabies vaccine, and any animal
which has an established rabies quarantine observation period.

DWELLING UNIT. Either a single room or two or more connected rooms sold or leased as
a unit and intended for occupancy by one or more persons, and which at a minimum contains
sleeping, toilet and bathing facilities which are accessed independently from
any similar such facilities in the same building. This term includes hotel or motel rooms,
extended stay lodging facilities, nursing home rooms and assisted living units.

ENCLOSURES.

(1) ENCLOSURES FOR DOGS AND PUPPIES.

(a) Enclosures for dogs and puppies shall be a fence or structure of
sufficient height and construction to prevent the animal from leaving the owner's
property. The fence or structure must be in good repair and fit to ground level or a
fabricated structure that prevents the animal from digging out. Gates and doors must fit properly
and must be locked or secured by a latch that prevents the animal from opening the gate or door.
(b) Property enclosed by a buried wire which produces a signal received by a
device attached to a collar worn by the dog or puppy which prevents the animal from leaving
the property of the owner will be considered a proper enclosure, provided the
device and signal are working and the animal does not leave the property unrestrained.
Such property must be clearly marked with a sign prescribed by the Division,
posted next to the driveway or entry to the property. The enclosure must
contain proper shelter from the weather. This type of enclosure is not acceptable
for a female in heat or for pit bull dogs or rottweiler dogs. An unrestrained dog(s)
that attacks a dog restrained by this method may not be charged with being a
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG as defined in this chapter.

(2) ENCLOSURES FOR POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOGS AND DANGEROUS DOGS. Enclosures for
potentially dangerous dogs and dangerous dogs shall be an uncovered fence or structure
at least seven feet in height, installed beneath ground level or in concrete or pavement,
or a fabricated structure, to prevent digging under it, and with a gravel
or concrete floor, sufficient in size to allow the dog to stand, sit, and turn
around in a natural position, and which allows for an adequate exercise area
for the size/breed being kept. Either enclosure shall be designed to prevent the entry of children
or unauthorized persons and to prevent those persons from extending
appendages inside the enclosure. The enclosure must contain proper shelter
from the weather. A "DANGEROUS DOG" sign prescribed the Division must be posted at the entry to the property.

EXOTIC SPECIES. Any animal born or whose natural habitat is outside the continental
United States excluding non_venomous reptiles and fish.

HUMANE SOCIETY. Any organization existing for the purpose of the prevention of
cruelty to animals and incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

KITTEN. Any domestic feline younger than four months of age.

LICENSE FACILITY. Any facility and/or business operation or person designated by the
Metro Government pursuant to 91.020 of this chapter to issue licenses required by this
chapter and/or provide applications thereto.

LIVESTOCK. Horses, stallions, colts, geldings, mares, fillies, ponies, sheep, rams,
lambs, bulls, bullocks, steers, heifers, cows, calves, mules, jacks, jennets, burros, goats, kids, swine and confined and domesticated hares and rabbits.

METRO COUNCIL. Legislative Council of the Metro Government.

METRO GOVERNMENT. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government.

MICROCHIP. A passive transponder which can be implanted in an animal and which is a
component of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system.
Such system must be compatible with a scanner used by the Division.

OCCASIONAL SALE. Any sale of a single animal or a single litter of puppies, kittens
or otherwise which is on a random, unsystematic basis and does not exceed the sale
of one animal or one litter over a 12_month period; except that any sale of a
pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog shall not be deemed an occasional sale.

OWNER. Any person owning, keeping or harboring animals in Jefferson County.

PERSON. An individual, partnership, association, company, firm, business or corporation.

PET BIRDS. Any tamed or domesticated bird kept caged or within doors.

PET RODENTS. Hamsters, gerbils, wood_ chucks, mice or similar rodents which are kept
as domesticated or tamed animals and which are kept caged or within doors at all times.

PET SHOP. Any person engaged in the business of breeding, buying, selling at retail
or as a broker of animals of any species for profit_making purposes.

PIT BULL DOG. Means and includes any of the following dogs of any age:
(1) The Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dogs; and
(2) The American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dogs; and
(3) The American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dogs; and<
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(4) Dogs that have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of
the breeds of dogs known as Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier,
or American Pit Bull Terrier and that conform to the standards established
by the American Kennel Club for Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American
Staffordshire Terriers, or American Pit Bull Terriers.


POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG.
(1) Any dog which, when unprovoked, in an aggressive manner bites, scratches, or
bruises any person.
(2) Any unrestrained dog which, when unprovoked, bites, injures, or kills another
domestic animal while that animal is restrained in compliance with this chapter.
(3) Except as exempted in 91.110(B).
POULTRY. All domesticated fowl and all game birds which are legally kept in captivity.

PUPPY. Any domestic canine younger than four months of age.

QUALIFIED PERSON. Any person granted a permit by the Division to vaccinate their own dogs or cats against rabies.

QUARANTINE. Humane confinement of an animal in a secure enclosure which enclosure
prevents the animal coming into unplanned contact with any other animal or human being.

REASONABLE HOURS. The normal business hours of any establishment or business regulated by this chapter.

RESTRAINT.
(1) For all animals except puppies and dogs, RESTRAINT shall mean on the premises
of the owner or, if off the premises of the owner, under restraint by means
of a lead or leash and under the control of a responsible person.
(2) For puppies and dogs, RESTRAINT shall mean on the premises of the owner and
confined in a secure enclosure as previously defined, or accompanied by the owner on the
owner's property and under his/her direct control. If off the premises of the owner,
the animal must be restrained by a lead or leash and under the control
of a responsible person or, except for pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs,
accompanied by a responsible person into an enclosed "off_leash" area
designated by the Kentucky Department of Parks and in conformance with all regulations and/or
requirements imposed as a condition of utilizing such "off_leash" area by such Department of Parks,
or its designee.

(a) It is prohibited to exclusively restrain a dog or puppy by a fixed_point
chain or tether. A fixed_point restraint may be used temporarily but
not to exceed one (1) hour in a twenty_four (24) hour period.
(b) A dog may be exclusively restrained by a chain or tether provided that it
is at least ten (10) feet in length and attached to a pulley or trolley mounted
on a cable which is also at least ten (10) feet in length and mounted no more than seven
(7) feet above ground level.

(c) Any tethering system employed shall not allow the dog or puppy to leave
the owner's property.
(d) No chain or tether shall weigh more than 1/8 of the dog or puppy's body weight.
(e) Any chain or tether shall be at least ten (10) feet in length and have swivels on both ends.
(f) Any chain or tether must be attached to a properly fitting collar or harness worn by the animal.

(3) In addition to the requirements of Section 2, above, under this
definition, RESTRAINT for pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs shall mean:
(i) that such dogs are at all times securely muzzled when off the premisis
of the owner.
The muzzle shall be made in such a manner that will not cause injury
to the dog or interfere with its vision or respiration, but shall prevent it
from biting any human or other animal; and
(ii) that owners of such dogs shall not allow the dog to be outside and
enclosure as defined in this chapter unless the dog is confined to a secure cage,
or is chained, leashed, and is muzzled, and is under the control of a person
physically able to restrain the dog.
(3) (4) All livestock weighing more than 40 pounds, except horses, stallions,
colts, geldings, mares, fillies, ponies, miniature horses, mules, jacks, jennies,
goats, kids and sheep, must be kept on tracts or lots of at least .5 acres or more.
(4) (5) Horses, stallions, colts, geldings, mares, fillies, mules, jacks and
jennies must be kept on an individual tract, lot, or parcel (as defined in the Land Development Code)
of at least one acre or more; except that the Louisville Zoo, the Louisville/Jefferson
County Metro Police Department and the Kentucky Derby Museum shall
be exempt from this requirement.
(5) (6) All livestock shall be confined by a fence in good repair sufficient to
prevent the animal(s) from leaving the owner's property. Livestock found not restrained
by a fence in good repair and which present a threat to public safety may be removed
and the owner charged with a violation of this section.
(6) (7) All crowing and non_crowing poultry must be kept on tracts or lots of at
least .5 acres or more, unless a tract or lot is on less than .5 acres and only houses
five or less non_crowing poultry, and no more than one crowing poultry in accordance
with the remainder of this subsection. All crowing and non_crowing poultry shall
be kept in a fence or structure of sufficient height and construction to prevent
the animal(s) from leaving the owner's property. The fence or structure must be
in good repair. All gates or doors to the fence or structure shall fit properly
and shall be locked or secured by a latch.
ROTTWEILER DOG. Means and includes any of the following dogs of any age:
(1) The Rottweiler breed of dogs; and
(2) The Rottie breed of dogs; and
(3) The German Rottweiler breed of dogs; and
(4) The American Rottweiler breed of dogs; and
(5) Dogs that have the appearance and characteristics of being predominantly of
the breeds of dogs known as Rottie, Rottweiler, German Rottweiler or American Rottweiler,
and that conform to the standards established by the American Kennel Club for
Rottweilers, Rotties, German Rottweilers, or American Rottweilers..

SECRETARY. The Secretary of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Cabinet
for Public Works and Services. SEVERE ATTACK. An unprovoked attack in an aggressive manner upon a human in which
the victim suffered a bite(s) or was shaken violently, and which caused serious
physical trauma or death.
THEATRICAL EXHIBITION. Any exhibition or act featuring performing animals. Such
exhibitions shall not include resident or non_resident dog and cat shows which are sponsored
and/or sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, the United States Kennel Club, the
Cat Fanciers Association, American Cat Fanciers Association or any affiliate
thereof nor shall it include any primary horse show.
UNFIT FOR PURCHASE. Any disease, deformity, injury, physical condition, illness or
any defect which is congenital or hereditary and which would adversely affect the
health of the animal, or which was manifest, capable of diagnosis or likely to have
been contracted on or before the sale and delivery of the animal. For purposes of this
chapter, veterinary findings of internal and external parasites shall not be grounds
for declaring the animal unfit for purchase unless the animal is clinically
ill due to such condition. An animal shall not be found unfit for purchase
on account of injury sustained or illness contracted subsequent to the consumer's
taking possession thereof.
VACCINATIONS. The injection by a veterinarian or other qualified person of rabies
vaccine approved by and administered in accordance with the regulations of the
Kentucky State Board of Health.
VETERINARIAN. A licensed practitioner of veterinary medicine, accredited by the
Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners.
VETERINARY HOSPITAL. Any establishment maintained and operated by a licensed
veterinarian on the premises for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injury to animals
and/or for the hospitalization of animals for diagnostic or recuperative purposes.
WILDLIFE. Any animal which occurs naturally in a wild state. This includes any
animal which is part wildlife.
ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN. Any park or zoo operated by a person or private corporation, but
excluding any governmental agency or foundation..
91.999 PENALTY.
(A) Any person violating any of the following provisions: 91.007, 91.009, 91.0201,
91.0202, 91.0204, 91.0205, 91.037, 91.050 through 91.054, 91.056, 91.058 through 91.060,
91.098, or 91.110 shall be deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor and shall
be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned for a period not
to exceed 12 months in jail, or both so fined and imprisoned. Each day a violation
continues shall constitute a separate offense.
(B) Except as provided in subsection (A) directly above, any person violating any
other provision of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of up to a Class B misdemeanor and may
be punished up to a $250 fine or imprisoned for a period not to exceed 90 days in
jail, or both so fined and imprisoned. Each day a violation continues shall
constitute a separate offense.
(C) Any person found guilty of owning a dangerous dog, in addition to the penalties
imposed, may be required by a District Court Judge to have the dog humanely
euthanized if in the opinion of that judge the severe attack warrants such action.
(D) Any person found guilty of owning a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog,
shall be fined not less than $250 and shall have the dog spayed, or neutered within
seven days of that finding. Proof of the surgery must be provided to the Division
within 24 hours of its performance.
(E) Any person found guilty of owning a potentially dangerous dog or dangerous dog,
in addition to any other penalties or stipulations imposed, shall within seven days of
that finding also have the dog implanted with a microchip identification.
Within seven days of that implantation, the owner shall present the animal to the Division
for scanning and verification of the microchip and identification number.
(F) In addition to any penalties and/or stipulations imposed, anyone convicted of
violations of 91.0201, 91.0202, 91.0204, 91.0205, 91.050 through 91.061 and 91.098 shall
also be required to relinquish ownership of the animal(s) to the Metro Government
immediately upon that conviction.
(G) Any person found guilty of violating the provision of 91.120 shall be fined not
less than $50 nor more than $250 for each offense

SECTION II. New Sections 91.0201, 91.0202, 91.0203, 91.0204, 91.0205 and 91.0206 of the
LMCO is hereby enacted as follows:
91.0201. REGISTRATION AND SPECIAL LICENSING OF PIT BULL DOGS AND ROTTWEILER DOGS;
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS.
(A) No person shall own or possess, or buy, sell, or trade, or otherwise transfer
ownership or possession of a pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog which has not been
registered or licensed pursuant to this section.
(B) No person shall own, or be in possession of a pit bull dog, or a rottweiler dog
without maintaining the insurance coverage pursuant to Section 91.0201(C)(3).
(C) The owner, or any person in possession of every pit bull dog and a rottweiler dog
born or brought into Jefferson County shall register that dog with the Division on
a form provided by the Division. No pit bull dog or rottweiler dog shall be licensed pursuant
to LMCO 91.0201(A) until that dog has been properly registered with the Division.
As a condition of initial registration, as well as each annual renewal,
the Division shall require the owner of the pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog to
furnish the following:
(1) The name and address of the owner; or person in possession; and
(2) The location[s] where the pit bull dog or the rottweiler dog will be kenneled
or housed; and
(3) A certificate of insurance with an insurance company licensed to do business
within the Commonwealth of Kentucky; which provides:
(a) third party liability coverage protecting the public from death or injury
by the pit bull dog or the rottweiler dog with a limit of liability no less
than $500,000; and

(b) an endorsement which requires the insurer to notify the Division in the event that the policy should lapse or be cancelled.
(D) Registration required under this section shall be renewed annually, either
electronically or by mail, as the Division shall provide by regulation.
(E) The registered location[s] of any pit bull dog or any rottweiler dog shall not be
changed for any period in excess of three (3) days without notification to the
Division by means which Division shall provide by regulation.
(F) The owner or person in possession of any pit bull dog or any rottweiler dog
shall not be changed without immediate notification to the Division by means which the Division
shall provide by regulation.
(G) The Division may charge the following fees in connection with the registration of
pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs:
(1) For initial registration: $100
(2) Annual renewal of registration: $25
(3) Notification of change of location or ownership: $10
(F) Law enforcement agencies and officers shall be exempt from the registration and
licensing requirements of this Section 91.0201.
(G) Owners of pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs shall have ninety (90) days from the
effective date of this ordinance to comply with this section 91.0201.
/> 91.0202. PIT BULL DOGS AND ROTTWEILER DOGS TO BE ENCLOSED OR UNDER RESTRAINT.
(A) Pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs shall at all times be kept and maintained: (1) In a proper enclosure as defined in this chapter; or
(2) Under restraint as defined in this chapter.
(B) Law enforcement agencies and officers shall be exempt from the requirements
of this Section 91.0202.

91.0203. PIT BULL DOGS AND ROTTWEILER DOGS AS DEFINED DANGEROUS DOGS OR POTENTIALLY
DANGEROUS DOGS
Pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs are, in addition to the requirements of Sections
91.0201 and 91.0202, subject to all the provisions of Section 91.110 of this chapter
relating to dangerous dogs and potentially dangerous dogs.

91.0204. TRAINING OF PIT BULL DOGS OR ROTTWEILER DOGS FOR FIGHTING PROHIBITED
No person, including an owner, shall possess, harbor, or maintain in his/her/its

care, custody, or control, a pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog for the purpose of fighting, nor train, torment, badger, bait, or use any pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog
to attack human beings or other animals.

91.0205. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CONFINING PIT BULL DOGS AND ROTTWEILER DOG
S A. In addition to the requirements of Section 91.01 where it defines ENCLOSURE and
RESTRAINT, pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs may not be kept on any porch or patio
or in any part of a house or structure which would allow any such dog to exit an enclosure
on its own volition. In addition, pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs shall not
be kept in a house or structure where window screens or door screens are the only
barrier to any such dog exiting an enclosure on its own volition.
B. In addition to the requirements of Section 91.01 where it defines ENCLOSURE,
fences and structures designed to confine pit bull dogs and rottweiler dogs shall be constructed
no less than one foot under ground level. Any such fence or structure shall be
securely closed and locked, and shall be designed to prevent the entry of children.

91.0206 DETERMINATION OF BREED BY THE DIVISION OF ANIMAL CONTROL AND PROTECTION.
A. In the event that any owner or person in possession of a dog which another person
or an Animal Control Officer has identified as a pit bull dog or a rottweiler
dog contests such identification, the determination of the dog's breed for purposes
of this ordinance shall be made by the Director upon application by the
aggrieved owner. Such a determination shall constitute a rebuttable presumption
that the dog is a pit bull dog or a rottweiler dog.
B. An appeal of the Director's determination may be made to the Secretary within
three days after the Director's determination in accordance with procedures promulgated
by the Secretary. The Secretary's decision on appeal shall be final for all
purposes under this ordinance.
C. At the time the Director makes a determination under this section, he/she shall
advise the applicant, in writing, of the applicant's rights to appeal and the procedures
for taking an appeal.

SECTION III. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and approval.

_______________________________
Kathleen J. Herron
Metro Council Clerk _____________________________
Dr. Barbara E. Shanklin
President of the Council

_______________________________
Jerry E. Abramson
Mayor
_____________________________
Approval Date


APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY:

Irv Maze
Jefferson County Attorney

BY: ____________________________

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