Ordinances to be aware of


Except as hereinafter provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, copartnership, or corporation to knowingly possess, offer for sale, expose for sale, sell at retail, or use or explode any display fireworks, flame effects, or consumer fireworks in the city without first having been granted a permit by the city for pyrotechnic and consumer displays in accordance with this chapter, state law and any applicable state and local regulations. (Ord. G40-08 § 1, 2008)


No person shall operate or permit operation of any sound amplification device or system from any residential property within the city which can be heard from a distance of seventy five feet (75') or more from any property line of such residential property during nighttime hours or which can be heard from one hundred fifty feet (150') or more from the property line of any such residential property during daytime hours. (Ord. G72-06 § 4, 2006)


No person shall use or operate any landscaping power equipment on any residential dwelling unit property in the city, or within fifty feet (50') of a residential dwelling unit property line in the city when used or operated on any public right of way in the city, prior to seven o'clock (7:00) A.M. and after eight o'clock (8:00) P.M. on Mondays through Fridays, prior to eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. and after eight o'clock (8:00) P.M. on Saturdays, and prior to nine o'clock (9:00) A.M. and after eight o'clock (8:00) P.M. on Sundays and legal holidays. (Ord. G61-00 § 1, 2000)



A. Running At Large

It shall be unlawful for any owner or any person in control of any dog to permit, or cause to be permitted, his or her dog to run at large in the city at any time, or to fail to use reasonable care in restraining any dog that he or she keeps, harbors or otherwise maintains, or that is under his or her control, from running at large.

B. Biting And Attacking

It shall be unlawful for an owner or any other person in control of any domestic animal to allow the domestic animal to bite or attack any other domestic animal or person in the city. If a person is bitten by a domestic animal, the incident shall be reported to the police department immediately. All reports of bites or attacks shall be investigated by the police department in accordance with this chapter.

C. Disturbing Peace Or Quiet:

It shall be unlawful for any person to own, keep, possess, or harbor any animal that, by habitual and continuous barking, howling, yelping, bawling, or other loud noise, annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, health, peace, repose and/or safety of reasonable persons of ordinary sensibilities within the corporation limits of the city.

D. Dangerous Behavior:

It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow a dog to behave in a dangerous manner.

E. Vicious Behavior:

It shall be unlawful for an owner to allow a dog to behave in a vicious manner. For purposes of this chapter, a dog behaves in a vicious manner when it, without provocation, attacks a person or domestic animal and causes severe physical injury or death.

F. Failure To Remove Excrement:

It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to have in his immediate possession some means for the removal of animal excrement when causing a dog or other animal to be on the public right of way, on any property under the ownership or control of the city, or on any private property without the express consent of the owner or lawful occupant of the property.