1268.03  USES PERMITTED UNDER SPECIAL CONDITIONS.
   The following uses of land and structures shall be permitted, subject to the conditions hereinafter imposed for each use:
   (a)   Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work, such buildings to be removed upon the completion or abandonment of the construction work or within the period of one year, whichever is the lesser time period;
   (b)   Customary agricultural operations, including raising crops, truck farming, fruit orchards, nurseries, greenhouses, apiaries and usual farm buildings, but subject to the following restrictions:
      (1)   Farm buildings, except as noted below, shall be located no closer than 25 feet to any lot line and must be placed in the rear yard.
      (2)   Slaughtering of large animals is prohibited without a special use permit.
      (3)   No products shall be publicly displayed or offered for sale from the roadside except as provided in Section 1287.07.
   (c)   Raising and keeping of large animals, such as cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and goats, subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   All such raising and keeping shall be for the use or consumption by the occupants of the premises or for not-for-profit raising such as the breeding of critical or threatened breeds.
      (2)   A minimum of 5 acres shall be provided for the first animal and 1 additional animal may be kept for every 2 acres by which the lot exceeds 5 acres.
      (3)   Private stables and buildings housing farm animals shall not be closer to any adjoining lot line than 100 feet and must be placed in the rear yard.
      (4)   No storage of manure or odor or dust producing materials or use shall be permitted within 100 feet of any adjoining lot line except for the application of composted manure.
   (d)   Raising and keeping of small animals such as poultry and rabbits on a noncommercial basis subject to the following conditions:
      (1)   All such raising and keeping shall be for the use or consumption by the occupants of the premises or for not-for-profit raising such as the breeding of critical or threatened breeds.
      (2)   No more than 4 small animals are allowed on lots of less than 5 acres. Up to 10 small animals are allowed on lots of 5 acres or more.  Roosters are prohibited.
      (3)   Enclosures, covered or fenced, for small animals shall not be closer to any adjoining lot line than 10 feet and must be placed in the rear yard.
      (4)   All enclosures for the keeping of small animals shall be so constructed as to prevent rats, mice or other rodents from being harbored underneath or within. A covered or fenced enclosure shall not be located closer than 40 feet to any residential structure on an adjoining lot.
      (5)   All feed and other items associated with the keeping of small animals that are likely to attract rats, mice or other rodents shall be protected in a closed container to prevent vermin from gaining access.
      (6)   Manure must be managed in a sanitary method so that no odor is perceptible beyond the property keeping the animals. The Village municipal trash service may not be used for disposal of manure and any storage must be in a closed container.
   (e)   Private swimming pools, provided that every person owning land on which there is situated a swimming pool, complies with the requirements set forth in the State of Michigan Building Code as enforced through Eaton County.
   (f)   Customary home occupations, provided that the requirements set forth in Chapter 1287 are met.
( Ord. 2004-2.  Passed 12-13-04; Ord. 2008-2.  Passed 2-11-08; Ord. 2009-7.  Passed 12-14-09; Ord. 2010-5.  Passed 1-10-11.)