For the first time police and animal control officers will be able to cite owners of barking dogs.
The ordinance also creates a "nuisance owner" designation, which gives harsher penalties to repeat offenders.
That was the most important change, according to the Central Nebraska Humane Society.
"Our biggest concern is the irresponsible owner and having that piece in there so that the animals aren't just rotating through and getting into trouble when it's the owner's fault," said Laurie Dethloff, CNHS executive director.
One proposed change was taken out of the ordinance. It would have allowed eight hens on a lot of any size. Right now, four hens are allowed per one acre of property within the city limits.
Several residents came out in favor of the change at a study session.
"Those of us who invested the time to attend the study sessions deserve to have the issue discussed further and brought to a vote," Kathy Nabity told councilmembers Tuesday.
But, councilmembers said the majority of people they talked to were against the change.
"I think the public has spoken for now. That's not to say that it can't be revisited at a future date," said Councilmember Mitch Nickerson.