[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Independence 3-10-1954 (Ch. 177 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 126.
No person, persons, firm or corporation, as principal, agent or employee, shall keep, raise or maintain, or permit to be kept, raised or maintained, at or upon any premises owned, controlled or occupied by him, them or it in the Township of Independence, any swine, more than 10 in number, without first having procured from the Board of Health of the Township of Independence a permit for that purpose. Any such permit may be revoked at any time by the Board of Health when such revocation shall appear to said Board of Health to be necessary for the public health or safety or for refusal to comply with the provisions of this chapter. No permit shall allow the holder thereof to have, keep, raise and maintain on any premises mentioned in such permit more than 100 swine. No fee or charge shall be made for any such permit.
All buildings, yards, enclosures or premises in which any swine shall be kept, raised or maintained shall at all times be kept in a sanitary condition. The failure or refusal to keep said buildings, yards, enclosures or premises in a sanitary condition shall be the proper basis for revocation of any permit.
No permit provided for herein shall be issued unless prior thereto the premises on which swine are proposed to be kept shall be enclosed with a substantially built fence to restrain and confine said swine to said premises and proper shelter or shelters shall be provided for the swine.
Application for permit hereunder shall be made to the Secretary of the Board of Health in writing, and such application shall state the location of the premises on which said swine are proposed to be kept, the name and address of the owner and operator of the said premises and the number of swine proposed to be kept on said premises pursuant to said permit. No permit shall be issued for a longer period than one year.
Nothing in this chapter shall apply to, affect or cover the keeping or maintenance of pigs of less than two months of age.
Nothing in this chapter shall affect or cover the premises where fewer than 10 swine are kept and maintained.
No garbage or decaying vegetable matter, decaying flesh or any animal, fowl or fish shall be imported into Independence Township for any purpose in connection with the raising or feeding of swine.
[Amended 12-10-1984 by Ord. No. 84-10]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions and regulations of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $500 for each violation.