§ 90.057  ANIMAL LIMITS AND LAND REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Horses, mules, jacks, jennets, ponies. One animal for the first three acres, and an additional animal for each additional acre, up to a maximum of five horses, mules, jacks, jennets, or ponies.
   (B)   Cattle. One cow for the first three acres, and one additional cow for each additional acre, up to a maximum of seven cows.
   (C)   Sheep and goats.  One sheep or goat for the first three acres, and one additional animal for each additional acre, up to a maximum of ten sheep or goats.
   (D)   Fowl. No person shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain on any premises that is less than three acres in size within the city limits more than 12 grown fowl.  No chickens, except laying hens and pullets, may be kept or maintained in this city.
   (E)   Rabbits. No person shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain on any premises that is less than three acres in size in the city limits more than six grown rabbits, or more than 18 fryer rabbits.  All rabbit hutches must be kept in a sanitary manner at all times and constructed to allow ease in cleaning. Hutches shall be located not less than 100 feet from an adjacent property line, and not less than 100 feet from any residence, other than that of the owner.
   (F)   Pigeons. No person or persons shall keep, harbor, possess or allow to remain on any premises that is less than three acres in size in the city limits more than 25 mature pigeons.
   (G)   Combination. Any combination of livestock may be kept or maintained on premises greater than three acres in size, provided a ratio of one animal for the first three acres, and one animal for each additional acre over the first three acres is not exceeded, and the maximum quantity for each type of animal as described in this section is not exceeded.
   (H)   Student exception.  Students enrolled in a 4-H Future Farmers of America project may maintain livestock or fowl within the city, provided they are city residents who are members of the immediate household; they have filed with the City Secretary a letter from their 4-H adult leader or the teacher of their Future Farmers of America class, certifying their project; and no neighbor within 200 feet of the animal's pen files a written complaint with the City Secretary.  This exception to this chapter shall be available to a student only for the duration of his or her project.  The following requirements and space allocations for each animal or fowl shall be satisfied.
      (1)   Horses, mules, jacks, jennets, ponies, or other animals of like kind.  There shall be a minimum enclosed space of 3,000 square feet for each horse, mule, jack, jennet, pony, or other animal of like kind kept within the city limits.  The 3,000 square feet shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located.  The shed used for protection against the elements may be located on this plot.  Every additional horse, mule, jack, jennet, pony, or other animal of like kind that is kept on the same lot must be given an additional 2,000 square feet per animal.  The lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence.
      (2)   Cows and hogs.  There shall be a minimum enclosed space of 4,000 square feet for each cow or hog kept within the city limits.  The 4,000 square feet for each cow shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located.  The shed for protection against the elements or used for milking purposes may be located on this plot.  Any additional cow or hog must be given 4,000 square feet per animal.  The lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence.
      (3)   Goats and sheep.  Each goat or sheep kept in the city limits shall be allowed a minimum enclosed space of 1,200 square feet for stable and lot.  The 1,200 square feet shall be in addition to the area on which a residence or business structure is located.  Any additional goat or sheep kept on the same lot shall be granted an additional 1,200 square feet per animal.  The lot must be enclosed with a suitable safe fence.
      (4)   Chickens and other fowl.  Any lot maintained in the city limits for fowl must be large enough to provide a minimum of four square feet per fowl.  The chicken or fowl house will be part of this area.  Suitable wire shall be used as the fence material for chickens and other fowl.  The house must be constructed in a manner that will allow for ease in cleaning and airing.
      (5)   Location of lots, pens, and coops; cleanliness.  The lot in which a horse, mule, jack, jennet, pony or other animal of the like kind, cow, hog, goat, or sheep kept under provisions of this section shall not be located nearer than 20 feet to the nearest adjoining residence or eating/dining establishment or sleeping facility.  Rabbit hutches shall not be located nearer than 20 feet to the adjoining residence.  All animals, fowl, and rabbit shelters or buildings will be thoroughly cleaned at least once per week and will be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
(Ord. 12-1218C, passed 12-18-2012)  Penalty, see § 90.999