ORDINANCE NO. 1, 1965
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF BELLEFONTE, GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY, ESTABLISHING THE ENTIRE AREA EMBRACED WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF SAID CITY AS A BIRD SANCTUARY, AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CITY OF BELLEFONTE, GREENUP COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
That the entire area embraced within the corporate limits of the City of Bellefonte be and the same is hereby designated and established as a BIRD SANCTUARY.
That on and after the effective date of this ordinance, lt shall be unlawful to trap, hunt, shoot or attempt to shoot or molest ln any manner any bird or wild fowl or to rob the nests of same within the corporate limits of the City of Bellefonte. Provided, however, that lf starlings or similar birds are found to be congregating within said city in such numbers and in a particular locality that they constitute a public nuisance or menace to health or property in the opinion of the proper health authorities of Greenup County, then, and ln such event, said health authorities shall meet with representatives of the Garden Club of said city, having given at least three days actual notice of the time and place of said meeting to the representatives of said Garden Club; and if, as result of said meeting, no satisfactory alternative is found to abate such nuisance, then said birds may be destroyed in such number and in such manner as Is deemed advisable by said health authorities under the supervision of the Board of Trustees or its duly authorized officer, representative or agent, provided, however, that no such action shall be taken which may be ln violation of any state law relating thereto.
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine in any sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00), or by imprisonment not to exceed ten (10) days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court or jury trying the case. All moneys collected by reason of the enforcement of this ordinance, including fines, forfeitures and court costs, shall be paid into the general fund of the City and shall be used in defraying the expense of general government.