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A. The keeping of livestock shall be a permitted use in the Agricultural District or Zone. The keeping of livestock shall be a conditional use in the Single-Family Residential Districts as specified in section 10-10A-3 of this Code.
B. For the keeping of livestock in the Single-Family Residential Districts, a conditional use permit, with payment of required fees, must be reviewed and approved by the city staff. A conditional use applicant dissatisfied with the determination or interpretation by the city staff may appeal that determination and/or interpretation of this Code to the Planning Commission. Permits may be reviewed annually for Code compliance.
1. The number of domesticated animals which may be maintained on the property shall be determined on the basis of point. No parcel of property shall exceed one hundred (100) points per acre (or a fractional share thereof) based on the following or a proportionate combination thereof, considering the size of the parcel or set of parcels concerned (e.g., 0.25 acre x 100 = 25 animal points). 1 Acre = 43,560 square feet. .5 acre = 21,780 square feet.
2. Type of animal or fowl/number of points per animal:
a. Cow (bovine), horse (equine), donkey, mule, or similar large animal (25 points).
b. Miniature horses, ponies, goats, llamas, alpacas, and/or similar medium size animals (12 points).
c. Ostriches or other similar large fowl (12 points).
d. Turkeys, geese, pheasants, and similar medium size fowl (4 points).
e. Chickens, ducks, pigeons, doves, or similar small fowl (3 points).
f. Rabbits or similar small domesticated or farm animals (3 points).
g. For animals not specified above, the Planning Commission shall determine the type and number of points per animal. A property owner dissatisfied with the determination or interpretation of the Planning Commission may appeal that determination and/or interpretation of this Code to the appeal authority in accordance with the procedures and provisions of chapter 4 of this title.
3. The unweaned offspring of a residing animal or fowl, under six (6) months of age, shall be excluded from consideration for the purpose of determining compliance with this section.
4. Residential Beekeeping shall be limited to not more than three (3) hives and in accordance with the Utah Bee Inspection Act set forth in Title 4, Chapter 11 of the Utah Code, as amended. Beehives are to be kept in side or rear yard and at least ten (10) feet away from any adjoining property line.
5. For residentially zoned properties (one or more adjacent lots under the same ownership or tenancy and referring to usable acreage vs. deeded acreage):
a. That are less than one-half (1/2) acre in size, no large or medium size animals or large or medium sized fowl shall be allowed.
b. That are ten thousand (10,000) square feet in size, or smaller, a maximum number of animals and/or fowl equivalent to a total of twelve (12) points under the terms of this section are allowed, subject to the following:
(1) No medium size animals or medium sized fowl shall be allowed on the property; and
(2) No animals other than household pets shall be allowed on properties that are six thousand (6,000) square feet or smaller in size.
6. The following animals may not be maintained on the property: exotic animals, wild animals, dangerous animals, pigs (porcine), mink, and peacocks.
7. Adequate containment of the animal(s) shall be provided by the applicant.
8. Manure shall be cleaned at least weekly and odors shall be controlled.
9. Chickens must not be in the front yard; No rooster or peafowl in all residential zones; in Agricultural Zones roosters and peafowl are allowed. (Ord. 2017.11, 9-7-2017; amd. Ord. 2020.12, 6-11-2020)