§ 90.24  KEEPING OF PIGEONS.
   (A)   Pigeons shall not be kept, harbored, bred, or maintained in the township. The keeping of pigeons is permissible with notice to and approval by the Township Superintendent and subject to full compliance with the limitations and restrictions set forth in this section.
   (B)   (1)   The owner or lessee or occupant of any premises shall not keep, harbor, breed, or maintain any pigeons within 20 feet of any human dwelling.
      (2)   Pigeons must be kept free from odors and free from fly breeding.
      (3)   All pigeon droppings shall be removed from the pens at least twice weekly and placed in covered garbage cans for removal.
      (4)   Pigeons must he confined in a loft, fly-pen, coop, or aviary, which shall be dry, well ventilated, and with windows so placed as to admit sunlight.
      (5)   All lofts, fly-pens, coops, or aviaries shall be kept whitewashed or painted on both the inside and outside and shall be cleaned at least twice a week between April 1 and October 1 and at least once a week from October 1 to April 1. The loft, fly-pen, or coop for keeping pigeons shall be elevated at least two feet above the ground or other foundation, upon post legs or pillars of concrete or iron, or if other material is used, then the same shall be completely surrounded or covered by smooth, jointless, galvanized sheet metal.
      (6)   The entire floor and sides of the loft, fly-pen, or coop, for at least two feet extending upwards from the bottom of the floor, shall be covered or protected by galvanized iron or its equivalent, concrete, or 18-gauge wire mesh of not more than one-half inch dimension.
      (7)   All food used for pigeons shall be kept in suitable containers with tight-fitting covers so as to be inaccessible to rats.
(Ord. 1-2000, passed 12- -2003)  Penalty, see § 90.99