[Adopted 5-6-2003 by L.L. No. 9-2003]
Any person owning or in charge of any dog which soils, defiles, defecates on or commits any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk or upon any private property, without the permission of the owner of said property, shall immediately remove all feces deposited by any such dog, in a sanitary manner.
The feces removed from the aforementioned designated areas shall be disposed of by the person owning or in charge of any such dog in a sealed, nonabsorbent, leakproof container. In no event shall any feces be deposited in sewers or drains, whether storm or sanitary.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to handicapped persons.
In case a dog is unattended, information secured by an enforcement officer from a license or tag secured to said dog shall present a rebuttable presumption that the owner identified by such license or tag is the owner or person in charge of said dog.
Any Animal Control Officer, police officer, or Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Waterford is hereby authorized and empowered to enforce the provisions of this article. In addition thereto, the Town Board shall have the power to designate such other persons as is deemed necessary to enforce this article.
Notwithstanding any other provisions to the contrary, any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable for a penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $75 for each violation.