(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or maintain any poultry house, cowshed or cattle pen within 20 feet of any street in the city, or to erect or maintain such house, shed or pen at any place within the city, although more than 20 feet from any street, if such structure is an annoyance to any person rightfully using his or her property within the city and in no event shall any such structure be erected unless the person responsible therefor has obtained a permit therefor from the Council, and the granting of such permit shall not deprive the Council of the right to require that the structure be removed if it proves to be an annoyance to any person rightfully using his or her own property within the city.
   (B)   (1)   Each stable, shed, pen, coop and other structure, enclosure or place where any animal or fowl is kept shall be so located and of such construction as to have sufficient sanitary drainage to keep it dry at all times.
      (2)   It shall be the duty of each person owning, harboring or keeping any animal or fowl to maintain such enclosure or other place where such animal or fowl is kept in a clean and sanitary condition at all times, free of any unwholesome or offensive substance, liquid or odor and in such condition as not to constitute a nuisance.
(1991 Code, § 4-2) Penalty, see § 90.99
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   For similar provisions of general state law, see W.Va. Code § 8-12-5(13)