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(1) No livestock shall be kept on residential lots or tracts of land less than one acre.
(2) Only one large animal or two small animals, as defined by this chapter, shall be allowed on a acre residential lot or tract of land.
(3) On residential lots or tracts of land greater than one acre but less than two acres, an additional large animal or two additional small animals are allowed for each quarter acre of area.
(4) On lots or tracts of land greater than two acres, no limit shall exist as to the number of animals except that the animals and premises shall be maintained in such a manner as not to create a nuisance or endanger the health and/or safety of any human and/or animal.
(5) All fencing shall be properly maintained and adequate to restrain the animal(s) from running at large.
(6) Animal waste shall not be stored or allowed to accumulate and must be properly disposed. At no time may an owner or care giver allow animal waste to endanger the health and safety of animal or human life. Unreasonable odors shall be considered a nuisance.
(7) The provisions of this chapter shall not preclude the enforcement of other state, local or federal statutes regarding nuisances or the health and safety of animals or humans.
(8) It shall be unlawful to own or keep ducks, turkeys, geese, peacocks, or guineas within the corporate limits of the city, except on parcels of two or more acres, lakes, and public park lands.
(9) It shall be unlawful to keep chickens in a residential area (non-agriculture zone) except under the following conditions:
(a) Minimum of three-quarters of an acre (32,670 square feet) lot size;
(b) Thirty feet from any residential structure;
(c) Fifteen feet from property line;
(d) Ten hens maximum;
(e) No free range, must be contained in a secure coop; and
(f) No roosters.
(1) A temporary exemption may be granted to owners or care givers regarding the number of animals allowed on a tract of land to allow for weaning of newborn animals. The weaning period shall not exceed the time periods depicted in the Merck Veterinary Manual for the given species.
(2) An exception to lot and tract area requirements shall be granted to youths actively engaged in generally recognized agricultural programs. This exception is only applicable to small livestock.
(3) The provisions of division (A) above shall not apply to the number of livestock on any tract zoned (A) Agricultural or any other tract of greater than one acre as of the date of this chapter. The number of livestock on any given tract shall not be increased except in conformity with division (A). If the number of livestock is reduced, the number may then only be increased in conformity with division (A).
(2005 Code, § 9-2-26) (Ord. 101116A, passed 11-16-2010; Ord. 130625, passed 6-25-2013)