3-14 Animal Ride Businesses

A.    It shall be unlawful to engage in the business of providing rides on animals or in animal drawn wagons, carriages or other vehicles unless a permit for such business has been issued by the City Clerk pursuant to this Section. Application for a permit shall be made on forms acceptable to the City together with payment of all application fees.

B.    All permittees under this Section must comply with the following criteria:

1.    A cash bond of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, which the City may draw upon to reimburse itself for costs incurred in abating any nuisance, correcting any violation, or cleaning up manure or feces, shall be deposited with the City.

2.    The license shall specify the allowed routes to which the rides shall be restricted within the City.

3.    Manure and feces deposited by the licensee’s animals shall be cleaned off of City property and rights-of-way at least twice a day, unless the City determines that cleanup after each ride is necessary to protect the public health and welfare.

4.    The stables, pens, corrals or other areas in which the animals are kept shall be completely cleaned of manure and feces and any odor causing, or insect attracting, materials at least twice each month, unless the City determines that more frequent cleanup is necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.

5.    The licensee shall provide the City with a copy of any business related USFS permit and comply with its provisions, in addition to applicable City ordinances and regulations.

6.    The licensee shall maintain a policy of commercial general liability insurance in effect, in the minimum amounts of two hundred fifty thousand ($250,000) dollars per person and per occurrence and provide the City with current certificates of insurance therefor, naming the City, its officers and employees as additional insureds for operations under this license.

C.    Violations of the provisions of this Section are hereby declared to be a nuisance, which may be abated by the City in any lawful manner and pursuant to Chapter 10 of this Code, including the right of the City to seek costs of abatement.