[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Southington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-13-1991; amended in its entirety 2-10-1997 (Ch. 5, Art. I, § 5-6, of the 1989 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ELECTRIC FENCE
- Any barrier separating one parcel of land from another carrying an electrical charge of any amperage or voltage either on an AC or DC.
No person, firm or corporation shall erect, install or maintain any electrically charged fencing within the Town, except that the Building Inspector may issue a permit for an electrically charged fence to retain or repel animals on a parcel of land which consists of a minimum of three acres, upon proof that the electrically charged fence meets the state standards then in effect and upon proof the fence will not be hazardous to life.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined in accordance with § 1-2 of the Code. Summonses will be issued by the Southington Police Department. All fines are to be paid at the Southington Police Department, or such places as designated on such summons, within seven days after the offense. Fines remaining unpaid more than seven days after the offense shall be doubled. If fines remain unpaid more than 14 days from the time of the offense, a warrant may be issued for the arrest of the offender.