A reader out walking his pup in the vicinity of 63rd Street and Delmar noticed the following sign on a homeowner’s fence:
The sign clearly spells out Fairway’s “Animal Health Nuisance” ordinance — which requires pet owners to clean up after their animal’s “normal bodily functions.” But the language copied on the sign pertains specifically to public property — not private property — so the reader wanted to know whether the sign was placed there by the homeowner or by the city.
Fairway city manager Kathy Axelson tells us it was installed by the property owner, and “is allowable, as it meet all of our sign code requirements and is accurate as per the ordinance.” Or at least mostly accurate. One word in the sign’s reproduction of the ordinance might leave some scratching their heads. The sign says that no animals or fowl may perform bodily functions on public property unless “the owner, keeper, or harborer of such animals immediately and properly removes and deposes of any such waste.”
The would be an interesting deposition.