It is hereby determined, following investigation and reports by state, county and City authorities, that the great increase in the number of uncontrolled pigeons, which roost and make their nests on the roofs and in the recesses of the various public and private buildings and structures within the City, constitutes a public nuisance and is generally injurious to property within the City.
For control purposes, and in order to prevent public distress caused by the foregoing pigeon menace, the City Clerk is hereby authorized to issue permits for the purpose of trapping any pigeon or pigeons within the City, in accordance with the provisions of § 11-0513 of the Environmental Conservation Law and any regulations established by the Common Council.
Any pigeon or pigeons found in any of said traps so set up, placed or permitted to be so placed for trapping purposes shall be delivered to the Otsego County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for disposition thereof. Whenever any Antwerp or homing pigeon, wearing a ring or seamless leg band with its registered number stamped thereon within the meaning of § 11-0513 of the Environmental Conservation Law, is found among such trapped pigeons, the same will be immediately released from custody.
It shall be unlawful for any person to raise pigeons or to import pigeons into the City of Oneonta without having first obtained and having in force and effect a permit therefor from the City Clerk.