[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Rochester 2-9-1983 by L.L. No. 2-1983 as Ch. 143 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person housing, keeping, selling or offering for sale or keeping for sale live fowl in a building not exclusively used for the sole purpose of housing live fowl, or in boxes or crates on the premises, or any person killing fowl in a building not exclusively used for the sole purpose of housing live fowl, and killing and dressing fowl in such a building and selling or keeping the same for sale uncooked.
No person shall be a poulterer without having a license for such purpose.
The annual license fee shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Each license shall bear the date of issuance, the date of expiration, the name and address of the person, firm, association or corporation to whom or to which the license is issued and the premises upon which the business of poulterer is to be carried on and shall specify the kind and maximum number of fowl which may be kept thereunder.
Licenses of poulterers shall be conspicuously displayed on the premises.
All fowl shall be kept on the premises of the licensee; except, however, that a licensee may exercise and engage in flight-only pigeons or carrier pigeons.
Each fowl shall have at least four square feet of floor space when kept in a coop and shall have at least four square feet in addition thereto as and for a runway.
Not more than 30 fowl may be kept in an open area of 240 square feet.
No male fowl over four months of age may be kept alive in the town/village after due notice by the Village Clerk-Treasurer that the same is a nuisance.
All coops, runways and premises, brooders and other equipment where fowl are kept shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times.
No live poultry shall at any time be kept in a cellar or any part of any dwelling or any building used for human occupation.
All coops and runways shall be at least 25 feet away from any dwelling or any building used for human occupation and shall be at least 200 feet from any restaurant or place where food is sold for consumption on the premises.
All places where live fowl are kept, killed or dressed shall have adequate and proper ventilation so that no unreasonable, offensive or obnoxious odor shall be caused or suffered to exist.
Each poulterer shall have the premises supplied with hot and cold running water with proper fixtures, plumbing and drainage. The premises of each poulterer shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. The premises of all poulterers shall be adequately and properly screened.
All premises of poulterers shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Building Inspector, and all licensees shall be at all times subject to the orders of the Village Clerk-Treasurer requiring the doing of anything necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
In addition to other penalties provided for, any acts done in selling or offering for sale, keeping, possessing or dealing in fowl contrary to the provisions of this chapter or other acts which are dangerous to health or which render soil, air, water or food impure or unwholesome or which tend to endanger public comfort or repose are hereby declared to be nuisances.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation.