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  (A)          License Required:  It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain, harbor, or possess upon the premises of any one household more than two (2) dogs unless the owner or person in charge thereof shall have obtained a noncommercial kennel license.
  (B)           Application; Consent of Neighboring Property Owners:  Application for a noncommercial kennel license shall be made to the City Clerk and must be accompanied by the written consent to such noncommercial kennel by at least seventy-five percent (75%) of all the persons in possession of premises within three hundred feet (300'), measured on street lines, of the premises upon which said noncommercial kennel is to be maintained.
  (C)          Application Fee:  Said application shall be accompanied by the deposit of a license fee of five dollars ($5.00) for three (3) dogs, and an additional one dollar ($1.00) for each dog over three (3), which deposit shall be returned to the applicant if the license is not finally issued, or such other fee as may be set by resolution.
  (D)          Contents of Application; Conditions for Approval:
  (1)   Contents of Application:  The application shall state the name and address of the owner, where the noncommercial kennel is to be kept and the number of dogs.  
  (2)   Compliance with Health Regulations:  The application shall be in duplicate and the duplicate thereof shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission, which Commission shall, within thirty (30) days thereof, make its report to the City Council whether or not the location and operation of said kennel complies with the ordinances in the City; and if such report is unfavorable, no license shall be issued.
  (E)           Nontransferable; Term:  Noncommercial kennel licenses shall not be transferable, and shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued.
  (F)           Additional Dogs:  Whenever additions are made to the number of dogs for which a kennel license has been issued, the licensee shall, within three (3) days, report to the City Clerk and pay the required license fee; provided however, that whenever puppies are born to a dog theretofore counted in computing the license fee, such puppies shall not be counted as additions until three (3) months old.
  (G)          Application Form:  The application form for a noncommercial kennel license shall be as provided for by the City Clerk, and shall be and remain on file in the office of the City Clerk.
  (H)          Individual Dog Licenses:  The issuance of a noncommercial kennel license shall not obviate the necessity of obtaining an individual dog license nor shall any of the provisions hereof be deemed to vary or alter any of the zoning ordinances of the City.