[Adopted 4-15-1982 by Ord. No. 14-82 (Ch. 70A of the 1974 Code)]
The keeping of horses for personal pleasure or use shall be permitted for any single-family, residential use, provided that:
No horse shall be permitted on any tract of land for personal use unless the single-family residential tract consists of a minimum of two acres for the first horse. Additional horses may be kept, provided that the single-family residential tract consists of an additional 1/2 acre for each additional horse.
The maximum number of horses for personal use or pleasure associated with a single-family residential tract shall not exceed seven.
[Amended 7-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-22]
Enclosures for the quartering of horses shall not be located closer than 50 feet to any property line nor closer than 100 feet to any residence located on an adjoining lot. Nothing contained herein shall be intended to prohibit the continued use of a preexisting structure not in accordance with these setbacks.
Appropriate provision shall be made for the quartering and protection of such horses from the elements.
Any enclosure for a horse shall be constructed of such materials and in such a manner and be of such height as to prevent and preclude the escape of a horse from the enclosure.
Horses shall be kept and maintained in such a way that no adverse odor, insect breeding or other nuisance shall be created which interferes with the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of adjoining properties.
[Amended 7-11-1996 by Ord. No. 96-36]
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 said violation within five days after written notice has been served upon him by personal service or by certified mail shall, for each and every violation, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or to a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, in the discretion of the court before whom a conviction is had. Each and every day that such violation continues after such notice shall be considered a separate and specific violation of this article.