(A)   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      CHICKEN. A domesticated fowl of the Genus (gallus) and Species (G. gallus).
      CHICKEN COOP. Any structure used for the housing of chickens.
      CHICKEN RUN. A fenced outside yard for the keeping and exercising of chickens.
   (B)   Permit required for keeping of chickens.
      (1)   No person shall anywhere in the city keep, harbor, or maintain care, custody, or control over any chicken without obtaining a permit issued by the city and paying all required permit fees.
      (2)   No permit shall be granted to keep any chicken within a dwelling unit or part thereof, nor on any property which contains two or more dwelling units.
   (C)   Application for permit. Any person desiring a permit under this section shall make written application to the Clerk/Treasurer. Approval of application by the city is subject to conditions prescribed in Addendum A to Ordinance 2016-12-6A which is adopted by reference and incorporated as if set forth in full herein. Failure to adhere to conditions in Addendum A is cause for cancellation of the permit and/or result in an administrative citation.
   (D)   Duration of permit. All initial permits issued shall expire on December 31 unless sooner revoked. Renewal permits are due January 1 and shall expire on December 31 unless sooner revoked. The application fee for such permit shall be set by City Council and may be changed from time to time.
   (E)   Refusal to grant permit. The city may refuse a permit to keep or maintain chickens hereunder for failure to comply with the provisions of this section, and shall [material missing].
   (F) - (I)   Material missing.
   (J)   Chickens within city limits; confinement. Every person who owns, controls, keeps, maintains or harbors hen chickens must keep them confined on the premises at all times in a chicken coop or chicken run while in the city. Chickens are not allowed to be located in any part of the home, unfenced yard and/or garage.
   (K)   Chicken coops and chicken runs.
      (1)   Any chicken coop and run fencing must be consistent with building and zoning codes.
      (2)   No chicken coop or run shall be constructed on any lot prior to the time of construction of the principal structure.
      (3)   Chicken coops and runs shall not be in the front or side yard.
      (4)   Any chicken coop or run shall be set back at least 50 feet from any residential structure on any adjacent lots and 10 feet from the property line.
      (5)   Any coop or run shall be screened from view with a solid fence or landscaped buffer with a minimum height of 4 feet.
      (6)   All chicken coops must have a minimum 4 square feet per chicken and must not exceed 10 square feet per chicken and must not exceed 6 feet in total height. Fenced-in chicken runs must not exceed 20 square feet per chicken and fencing must not exceed 6 feet in total height. Chicken runs may be enclosed with wood and/or woven wire materials and may allow chickens to contact the ground. Chicken runs must have a protective overhead netting to keep the chickens separated from other animals.
      (7)   Chickens must be secured in a chicken coop from sunset to sunrise each day.
      (8)   Chicken coops must be elevated a minimum of 12 inches and a maximum of 24 inches above grade to ensure circulation beneath the coop.
      (9)   Chicken grains and feed must be stored in rodent/raccoon proof containers inside a structure.
   (L)   Conditions and inspection. No person who owns, controls, keeps, maintains or harbors hen chickens shall permit the premises where the hen chicken are kept to be or remain in an unhealthy, unsanitary or noxious condition or to permit the premises to be in such condition that noxious odors are carried to adjacent public or private property. Any chicken coop and chicken run authorized under this section may be inspected at any reasonable time by the city Code Enforcement Officer or other agent of the city.
   (M)   Enforcement. The city Zoning Administrator or a police officer shall enforce the provisions of this section.
(Ord. 2016-12-6A, passed 12-6-2016)