§ 91.05  RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS.
   (A)   Number restrictions.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person, family or group residing as a single housekeeping unit within any residential district to keep, harbor, shelter, feed or care for more than the number of animals identified herein:
         (a)   Three dogs; or
         (b)   Three cats, singly or in combination.
      (2)   Under no circumstances shall any residential housekeeping unit keep, harbor, shelter, feed or care for more than three domestic animals in the aggregate.
   (B)   At large. No dog, cat or domestic animal shall be allowed or permitted to be or run at large upon any street, avenue, alley or other public place within the village.
   (C)   Lead requirements. No dog, cat or other domestic animal shall be allowed upon the streets of the village or in a public place unless on a suitable, dependable lead no longer than eight feet, except on the owner’s premises; however, a female in heat, when in public places or on streets, must be on a lead at all times.
   (D)   Public park restrictions. No dog, cat or other domestic animal shall be permitted in public parks, except in areas identified as “pet walkways”.
   (E)   Nuisances. No person shall allow any dog, cat or other domestic animal in his or her care, custody, control or ownership to create any loud, frequent or habitual barking, yelping or howling; nor shall he or she allow any constant threat of attacking and biting any person, companion animal, guide dog or K-9; nor shall he or she allow the dog, cat or other domestic animal to cause annoyance to the neighborhood, or to people passing to and from upon the streets; nor shall he or she refuse to deliver to the Chief of Police or authorized police officer, his or her dog, cat or other domestic animal when properly requested to do so under the provisions of this chapter.
   (F)   Pet walk designation. That portion of Lloyd Erickson Park north of the Children's Garden, south of Diagonal Road and west of Chicago Road is hereby designated as a “Dog Pet Walk Way” as provided in (D) above. Dogs will be permitted within this pet walk way provided that they are leashed and the dog owner has received a pet park lanyard from the village. This lanyard will be issued upon payment of a $20 fee, completion of an application and proof of a current rabies vaccination. The lanyard shall be prominently displayed by the owner or custodian of the dog whenever in the pet walk way.
   (G)   Food service establishments. No dog, cat or other domestic animal shall be permitted, even though on a leash, to enter any public hall, restaurant, coffee house, ice cream parlor, office, store, market, confectionery shop or any other establishment serving food anywhere within the village during the time that the place is open for public business.
   (H)   Feces restrictions. It shall be unlawful for any owner or keeper of a dog, cat or other domestic animal to permit the animal to defecate in any public place, including but not limited to any street, alley, sidewalk, public park, parkway, school premises or office building; common ground areas of condominiums, town homes or subdivisions; or upon the floor of any hall of any multiple dwelling unit which is used in common by the tenants thereof; or upon fences, lawns, grounds or parkways of any premises; or the walls or stairways of any building abutting on a public way; or upon the floor of any theater, store, factory or school; or any public rooms or places therewith connected; or the grounds of any hotel, motel or lodging house which is used in common by the guests thereof, unless the person shall immediately thereafter remove the fecal matter resulting from the defecation and place the matter in an enclosed container and discard it in a proper waste receptacle.
   (I)   Dangerous, vicious or wild/feral animals or fowl prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, shelter, feed or care for any dangerous, vicious or wild/feral animal within the village.
   (J)   Farm animals prohibited.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person, family or group of persons to keep, cause or permit any farm animal or livestock to be kept upon any premises, unless the premises is zoned as an Agricultural District.
      (2)   Provided, however that residential chickens are permitted in single-family residential districts subject to the following regulations:
         (a)   Up to six domestic hens may be kept on properties zoned and occupied for single- family residential use;
         (b)   Roosters are prohibited;
         (c)   No person shall slaughter any chickens, except for humane or religious reasons;
         (d)   Hens shall be provided with a covered inside enclosure and an adjacent outside fenced area. The outside area shall be no less than 32 square feet in area;
         (e)   Enclosures and fenced areas shall be set back 30 feet from any occupied residential structure, other than that of the owner, but not less than the minimum setback required for accessory structures in the zoning district;
         (f)   All structures shall be constructed and maintained in such a manner as to be free of rodent infestation;
         (g)   Electric service to enclosures shall not be provided by an extension cord;
         (h)   Hens shall be kept in the enclosure and fenced area at all times;
         (i)   All feed and other items that are associated with the keeping of chickens that likely to attract or become infested with rodents shall be protected in a container with a tightly fitted lid so as to
prevent rodents from gaining access to or coming into contact with them;
         (j)   All coops and chickens shall be kept in the rear yard;
         (k)   All areas where hens are kept shall be maintained in a neat and clean manner, free of undue accumulation of waste such as to cause odors detectable on adjacent properties;
         (l)   No person shall allow chickens to produce noise loud enough to disturb the peace of persons of reasonable sensitivity;
         (m)   A building permit shall be required for all enclosures. The fee for the building permit is $70. A separate fence permit is required for any perimeter fencing if fencing does not exist; and
         (n)   Construction standards for the coop:
            1.   Foundations.
               a.   Coops shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner, to be moisture resistant and either raised off the ground or placed on a hard surface such as concrete, patio block or gravel.
               b.   Wood posts or pre-cast concrete posts are acceptable foundations if they are placed at least 24 inches into the ground and firmly tamped with dirt or gravel. Wooden or pre-cast concrete posts may also be secured into the ground using anchor posts that are otherwise typically used for fencing or decks. Concrete must be used to secure the posts. All wood in contact with the ground must be pressure treated in accordance with AWPA or be decay resistant.
            2.   Wall and roof construction.
               a.   Wall framing must consist of two-inch by four-inch studs at 16 inches on center. Floor and roof framing must consist of two-inch by four-inch joists and rafter at 24 inches on center.
               b.   Wall sheathing must be three-eights inches thick, roof sheathing three-eights inches, floor sheathing five-eighths.
               c.   Prefabricated coops shall be allowed when in conformance with the building code requirements for accessory structures.
            3.   Fencing. Fencing must be made of either one-half inch or one- inch welded wire.
(Ord. 911, passed 4-16-2008; Am. Ord. 1118, passed 9-4-2018; Am. Ord. 1126, passed 5-6-2020)