[Adopted 1-21-1998 by Ord. No. 11; amended in its entirety 7-22-2019 by Ord. No. 08-19]
Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes § 60.22(3), the Town Board of Supervisors of the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, hereby regulates the keeping of farm animals in certain areas in the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, as described herein.
The purpose of this article is to regulate the keeping of farm animals within certain areas in the Town of Greenville, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FARM ANIMALS
- Horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, geese, etc.
- Includes owner, owners, tenants, lessees and/or occupants.
No farm animal shall be raised, harbored, cared or provided for on any parcel of land in the Town of Greenville in the following areas:
Farm animals may be kept in the areas as set forth in § 76-4 if a special exception is granted. The special exception shall be granted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 320, Zoning, Article XXVII, Special Exceptions, of the Code of the Town of Greenville. The procedure set forth in said section shall be followed. The special exception shall be decided upon as set forth in Chapter 320, Zoning, Article XXVII, Special Exceptions, by the Planning Commission, with right of appeal to the Board of Appeals.
The Town of Greenville does hereby determine that the keeping of said animals in the above described areas is a nuisance. Any person violating this article shall be notified by certified mail by the appropriate official from the Town of Greenville, or by an issued written police order, to remove the farm animal within a five-day period. If the farm animal is not removed with said five-day period, the Town shall assess a penalty of $50 for each day that the farm animal remains after the five-day period. Further, the Town shall proceed in the Circuit Court for Outagamie County to obtain an injunction removing said farm animal. The Town shall seek an order for removal of said farm animal, and the farm animal shall be destroyed, and the cost of removal and destruction of said farm animal shall be assessed against the owner of the real estate on which the farm animal is located. The Town shall further collect its costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, for all action under this article.