Village of Millerton, NY
Dutchess County
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[Adopted 11-12-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986 (Ch. 5, Art. I, of the 1971 Code)]
For the purposes of this article, the following words are defined:
FARM
Any parcel of land containing five acres or more which is used for the raising, production and breeding of livestock, the raising of cattle for the purpose of milk production; provided, however, that the structures for such uses shall be located not less than 100 feet from any property line and that the storage of manure shall not be less than 200 feet from any residence on a neighboring lot.
HOUSEHOLD PET
Those creatures which are normally kept within the confines of a dwelling for humans, such as dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, turtles, tropical fish and so forth.
OWNER
Every person having a right of property in the subject animal or fowl and every person who has an animal or fowl in his keeping or who harbors the same. Animals or fowl owned by minors shall be deemed to be in the custody and control of the minor's parents or other head of the household where the minor resides.
PERSON
An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
No person shall hereafter keep or harbor horses, cattle, sheep, swine, chickens or any other animals other than cats, dogs or similar household pets within the Village of Millerton without permission of the Board of Trustees. Permission shall be revocable at any time if it appears that the keeping of the animals in question is objectionable or offensive by reason of noise, smell or other cause. This section shall not apply to any public pound nor animal hospital operated by a New York licensed veterinarian located within the Village nor to any person who operates a farm pursuant to the definition of farm in this article.
No person owning, harboring or keeping any cat, animal or fowl shall suffer, permit or allow such creature to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or other persons by yowling, barking, howling or making other loud or unusual noises for or at an unreasonable period of time or in an unreasonable manner; nor shall such person suffer, allow or permit such creature to conduct itself in such a manner as to habitually annoy any other person.
No person owning, keeping, harboring or having the care, custody and/or control of any cat, animal or fowl shall suffer, permit or allow such creature to commit any nuisance in any public place, street, building or park or on any private property, except with the consent of the owner thereof.
Any person who, at the adoption of this chapter, has, keeps or harbors horses, cattle, sheep, swine, chickens or any other animal other than cats, dogs or similar household pets within the Village of Millerton shall have until July 1, 1987, to secure other quarters for said animal or animals outside the Village of Millerton, after which date § 61-7 of this article shall be enforced.
[Amended 2-23-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
A violation of this article is hereby declared to be an offense punishable by a fine of not more than $250, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment. Each week's violation shall constitute a separate additional violation.