Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21015 on 07/05/2011, Section 5-81 read as follows.


    (a) No person shall keep livestock  in an outdoor enclosure, outbuilding or pasture, the exterior boundary of which is within one hundred (100) feet of the dwelling house of another, or a church, school or place of business, without the consent in writing of the occupant of such dwelling house, trustees of such church or school, or owner of such place of business.

    (b) No person shall keep livestock in an outdoor enclosure, outbuilding or pasture, unless such enclosure, outbuilding or pasture shall have an area of one-half acre for each of such animals and fowl; provided, that this area requirement shall not apply to the keeping of suckling offspring of a cow or mare.

    (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to any lawfully operated stockyard, slaughterhouse, or any university or college.

    (d) No person shall keep more than four (4) weaned rabbits on any parcel of land less than one acre.

    (e)    Upon proper application, the director, in the director’s discretion, may approve a variance from or a waiver to compliance with this section.  The director may impose terms or conditions in association with the grant of a variance or waiver.  Any act or conduct that is not in compliance with the terms and conditions of the variance or waiver shall be deemed a violation of this section.

(Code 1964, § 5.100; Ord. No. 13575 § 1, 1-19-93; Ord. No. 17381, § 1, 7-15-02)