Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 4-11 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any premises within the Township where two or more mink are raised, grown, kept and maintained.
[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, conduct or maintain a mink ranch within the Township unless a permit is obtained from the Office of Health in the Township, which approval shall be based upon the location, suitability and fitness of the premises for use as a mink ranch and compliance of the premises with Chapter 430, Zoning. A written license for such operation, conduct or maintenance of a mink ranch shall be first had and obtained from the Township Council.
A fee of $100 shall be paid for the license.
The number of licenses issued and outstanding in the Township at the same time shall not exceed four, and no new license shall be granted to any applicant therefor unless the number issued and outstanding at the same time is less than two.
The licensee shall comply with all applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations now existing or hereafter promulgated and with such rules and regulations that may hereafter be established and the following:
All mink shall be raised off the ground to allow for proper cleaning and disinfecting of the area.
The area beneath which the mink are raised shall be disinfected with an effective disinfectant at least once each week and shall be limed once each month except the months of May and June.
Refuse and manure shall be removed three times weekly from the grounds above which the mink are raised and be properly buried or disposed of.
All food fed to mink and not consumed as well as spoiled food shall be removed daily and be properly buried.
Proper fly and rodent control shall be maintained.
Mink raising shall be conducted in such a manner as not to constitute a nuisance, the constitution of which shall be determined by the Office of Health.
[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]