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File #: 3172   
Type: New Business - Miscellaneous Status: Adopted
File created: 7/19/2021 In control: District 4
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: Legislative intent and permission to advertise an amendment to the Brevard County Code of Ordinances modifying Section 14-57, Brevard County Code, pertaining to the creation of a nuisance from animal noises.
Attachments: 1. Barking Update Chapter 14 Brevard County Code draft.pdf, 2. Barking Update CLEAN Chapter 14 Brevard County Code draft.pdf
Subject:
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Legislative intent and permission to advertise an amendment to the Brevard County Code of Ordinances modifying Section 14-57, Brevard County Code, pertaining to the creation of a nuisance from animal noises.
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Fiscal Impact:
Negligible
Dept/Office:
District 4
Requested Action:
Recommendation
It is requested that the Board authorize legislative intent and permission to advertise an ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article II of the Brevard County Code to modify the nuisance provisions in Section 14-57, Brevard County Code, to, among other things, shorten the duration in which animal noise(s) constitutes a nuisance.
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Summary Explanation and Background:
The County currently has an ordinance in place, Section 14-57, Brevard County Code, whereby certain animals that make sounds common to that respective species for a persistent and continuous period of 30 minutes or longer, constitutes a nuisance. The County has received concerns pertaining to loud sounds emanating from animals that disturb the peace, annoy citizens, and interfere with the rights of individuals to enjoy life and property. In order to best address the harm and negative impacts caused by prolonged animal sounds that disturb the peace, it is in the best interest of the citizens of Brevard County to reduce the time period established in Section 14-57 in which a nuisance is created by persistent and continuous animal noise(s).

The proposed ordinance will reduce the time period in which a nuisance is created from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. Each separate occasion shall be considered a separate violation to be penalized in accordance with the Brevard County Code of Ordinances, including Section 14-79. In instances where a nuisance complaint is investigated by the animal control authority, there must be personal knowledge of the nuisance by the animal control officer, or affidavits from different parties residing in close proximity to the alleged nuisance. In some instances, one affidav...

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