[Adopted 1-2-1997 by Ord. No. 1646]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FARM ANIMALS
- Includes any of the following: horses, ponies, livestock, cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, mules, donkeys, fowl and any other animals customarily kept on a farm, but not including common household pets.
No farm animals shall be permitted on any tract of land within the City of Watervliet unless such tract of land consists of a minimum of five acres for the first animal. Additional farm animals may be kept, provided that the tract of land consists of one additional acre of land for each additional farm animal. Any farm animal found in violation of this article within the City of Watervliet on or before March 1, 1997, shall be removed from the City of Watervliet no later than September 1, 1997, and if not done so, the sanctions imposed by § 108-8 herein shall apply thereto.
For any and every violation of the provisions of this article, the owner, lessee, tenant or any other person having an interest in the property where such violation has been committed or shall exist and who neglects or refuses to abate such violation within five days after written notice, for each and every violation, shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.