No person shall keep or maintain hares within 150 feet of a residence of any person other than the owner thereof; provided however, that when kept in a clean, dry, sanitary and odor-free cage, and the feed is stored in rodent-proof containers not more than four hares may be kept and maintained, as pets or for student agricultural projects, not for sale, in a pen or cage which is not closer than 50 feet to the nearest property line of the lot, tract, or parcel on which the pen or cage is located. In the event that the property owner can establish that the literal application of this section and particular circumstances of his property present an unreasonable burden, he may request a permit by letter to the City Manager. The City Manager may approve an exception to the 150 feet distance above and the number of hares. Such permits shall be revocable at will upon 90 days notice or upon lesser notice if necessary to protect health, safety or public property. In the event a request for a permit is denied, the property owner may appeal this decision to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
(Ord. 92-08, passed 4-23-92; Am. Ord. 2005-38, passed 11-8-05)  Penalty, see § 10.99