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Clear Lake moves to ban bird feeding

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 11:53 a.m. CST

CLEAR LAKE (AP) — The Clear Lake City Council has given its initial approval to an ordinance that would bar people from feeding waterfowl at city parks or other recreation areas.

The Mason City Globe Gazette says the ordinance stems from complaints about bird droppings.

The fine would be $50 for the first violation of the ordinance, then $100 if the second violation occurs within the same calendar year.

A third violation in the same calendar year would bring a $250 fine.