The keeping, maintaining, harboring, or boarding of livestock or predatory animals within the corporate limits of the Town, for any purpose whatsoever, is a nuisance and hereafter is unlawful, except for horses, poultry and fowl, and rabbits as set forth in this chapter.
The keeping, maintaining, harboring or boarding of horses within the corporate limits of the Town, for any purpose whatsoever, is a nuisance and hereafter unlawful, unless permission is obtained from the Town Council. In order for the Town Council to consider granting such permission, the owner or keeper of the horse must (a) fill out the permit application as required in § 122-12; and (b) notify all property owners within 140 feet of the location where the horse would be kept, excluding the widths of all streets and rights-of-way, of the intent to keep a horse; and if there are any objections thereto, permission shall not be granted. Only one horse may be allowed per lot.
If a horse is permitted by the Town Council to remain within the corporate limits of the Town, all fences or structures for the confining of the horse shall be a minimum distance of five feet from the requesting owner's property line.
The keeping, maintaining, or harboring of fowl, poultry, or rabbits within the corporate limits of the Town, for any purpose whatsoever, is a nuisance and hereafter unlawful, unless permission is first granted by the Animal Control Officer.
A permit is required for the keeping of any horse, fowl, poultry, or rabbits within the Town. Application for the keeping of any horse, fowl, poultry, or rabbits shall be made on forms issued by the Town. One permit shall suffice for each flock of fowl or poultry or for each warren of rabbits. Applications shall include the following information:
The name, address, and telephone number of the owner of each flock, warren, or horse, hereafter in this section collectively referred to as "animal"; and if different, the name, address and telephone number of the person or persons having care, custody, or control of the animal;
A description of the animal for which the permit is required;
The number of fowl or poultry to be included in the flock, or the number of rabbits to be included in the warren;
The location where the animal is to be secured; and
A description of the fence, pen, building, or other enclosure where the animal is to be secured, which shall also include a drawing of the premises with the location of the animal area noted.
Prior to the issuance of any such permit, the applicant shall pay a fee, which is set by resolution, for each permit requested.
As a condition of the issuance of any livestock permit, any Animal Control Officer, sheriff's deputy, or authorized representative of the Town shall have authority to inspect the permit location at any reasonable time.
Permits granted pursuant to this section will expire on December 31 of the year issued.