Are bees allowed? No, per p. 88, excerpt below, or at http://www.lynnvilleiowa.com/Lynnville%20City%20Code.pdf
TITLE III – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, CHAPTER 2 – ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
GENERAL PROVISIONS 3-2.0101 DEFINITIONS. For use in this chapter, the following terms are defined:
- “Animal”: shall mean all living creatures not human. …
3-2.0105 BOTHERSOME ANIMALS. It shall be unlawful for a person to keep within the city such bothersome animals as barking dogs, bees, cattle, horses, swine and sheep which tend to disrupt the peace and good order of the community. (Atty. Gen. Op. 1914, Page 126)
If a nuisance was called: There is no precedent. Per Mayor Kelly Bryan, similar animal complaints over the last 20 years have taken the route of: warning from city attorney, municipal infraction served by Jasper County with increasing fines of $250, $500, and $750.
TITLE III – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH
CHAPTER 1 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF LYNNVILLE, AND PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.
3. Violations which are not voluntarily remedied may be abated by an administrative abatement process; the municipal infraction process; by court proceedings; or by City abatement and assessment of costs therefore against the responsible party, at the discretion of the City.
Additional notes: None
Contact: Kim Harsselaar
Department: City Staff
Title: City Clerk