[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 8-11-1980 by Ord. No. 137 as Ch. 23 of the Grosse Ile Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation owning or responsible for the custody of any horses within the Township of Grosse Ile shall, for the purpose of stabling any such horse or horses, use or occupy any building, shed or other structure which does not conform to the requirements of this chapter:
No structure for the stabling of any such horse or horses shall be smaller than will adequately house such animals, nor shall such stable be less in interior dimensions than nine feet by 13 feet, with a minimum ceiling height of eight feet six inches.
The individual stalls shall be separately partitioned in a substantial manner to a height of at least four feet above the stall floor. Each stall shall be provided with a substantial wood floor laid upon a concrete floor sloping to adequate drainage outlets. Each stall shall also be provided with a permanent manger and hay rack.
The stable shall be provided with windows for adequate light and ventilation, equipped and maintained with adequate fly screens. The walls and roof of the stable shall be so constructed as to be weatherproof and the use of rotten, burned or inferior lumber is prohibited. The interior of the stable shall be free from projecting nails or splinters liable to injure persons or animals. The entire stable shall be provided with a concrete floor so sloped to adequate drainage outlets as to permit thorough flushing of the floor area.
The doors of every stable shall be not less than 3 1/2 feet by 6 1/2 feet, properly hung so as to be weatherproof when closed, and in the summer months the opening shall be provided with a suitable fly screen properly maintained.
Proper receptacles shall be provided for the storage of grain, hay and bedding. A supply of good water shall be maintained convenient to the stable.
The stable shall be kept in a clean, sanitary condition at all times and the interior shall be cleaned as often as necessary to maintain sanitary conditions. Suitable provision shall be made for the storage of manure outside the building. Until disposed of, the manure shall be kept in a manner that will not create an unhealthy condition or one which is offensive or disturbing to the neighborhood.
No horse shall be kept in the Township of Grosse Ile unless a stable is provided and maintained for it in compliance with this chapter.
No stable or corral shall be located nearer than 150 feet to any dwelling nor upon any lot or tract of land containing less than one acre for each horse kept on the premises.
No person shall lead or ride any horse or pony on any private property without the permission of the owner of the property.
Horseback riders shall proceed in single file on the shoulder of any roadway in the Township.
Horseback riding is prohibited during the period from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.