LOCAL LAW # 2 of 2004

                                   

FEE SCHEDULE FOR THE RETURN OF DOGS SEIZED WITHIN THE VILLAGE

                                   

                                                     

SECTION 1: TITLE

 

This local law shall be known as the “Fee Schedule for the Return of Dogs seized within the Village of Moravia”.

 

SECTION 2.  LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND PURPOSE

 

The purpose of this law will be to provide a schedule of fees to be paid for retrieval of dogs seized within the Village of Moravia.

 

It is also the purpose of this law to supplement the provisions of other Dog Control Laws already existing in and for the Village of Moravia. No other laws are amended or repealed by implication or by passage of this law.

 

SECTION 3: DEFINITIONS       

 

None

 

SECTION 4: FEE SCHEDULE

 

With respect to any dog seized within the Village limits of the Village of Moravia by the Dog Control Officer in the regular course of his business the following fees shall be imposed, payable upon retrieval of the dog:

 

            A. For any dog returned to its owner, or to a person retrieving the dog on the owner’s behalf, the retrieval fee shall be in the amount of $25.00.

 

            B. For any dog which is unclaimed by its owner, and which is adopted by a third party after abandonment, the fee shall be $10.00.

 

SECTION 5: PURPOSE OF FEES

 

All retrieval fees collected by the Dog Control Officer, pursuant to the provisions of this Local Law, shall be delivered to the Village of Moravia for deposit in its General Fund to help defray the cost of dog control within the Village.

 

SECTION 6:  CONFLICT OF LAW

 

Any Local Law, ordinance or resolution of the Village of Moravia in conflict herewith is hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any local law, ordinance or regulation hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this Local Law.

 

SECTION 7: DOCTRINE OF SEVERABILITY

 

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section, article or part of this local law shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section, Article or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.