Please help me understand- link to zoning codes here

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by attached_mama, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. attached_mama

    attached_mama Out Of The Brooder

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  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    § 87-56. Agricultural uses.

    Agricultural uses shall comply with the following requirements.

    A. Structures for animal-raising and care. Feed lots, fenced runs, pens and similar intensively used facilities or structures for animal raising and care shall not be located within 150 feet of a neighboring property.

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    § 63-7. Nuisances.

    [Added 1-8-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-3]

    A. "Nuisance" defined.

    (1) The word "nuisance," as used in this chapter, shall mean any use of property within the township or any condition upon property within the township that, other than infrequently, causes or results in annoyance or discomfort to persons beyond the boundaries of that property; interference with the health and/or safety of persons beyond the boundaries of that property or of persons who might reasonably be expected to enter upon or be in that property; and/or disturbance to or interference with the peaceful use of the property of others within the township, in any case taking into consideration the location of the use or condition and the nature and condition of the surrounding neighborhood.

    (2) Specifically, the word "nuisance" shall include but shall not be limited to the following:

    (a) Operation of any minibike, motorcycle, snowmobile, two-wheeled, three-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles or skid-equipped vehicle in such a manner so as to annoy or disturb the neighborhood or a number of persons.

    (b) Keeping or harboring any dog or other animal or fowl which, by frequent howling or barking or other noise or odor, shall annoy or disturb the neighborhood or a number of persons.

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    B. Unlawful to create or maintain nuisance. It shall be unlawful for any person to create, continue, cause, maintain or permit to exist any nuisance at any place within the township.

    C. Removal or abatement of nuisance. Any person who creates, continues, causes, maintains or permits to exist any nuisance at any place within the township shall, within 10 days after notice from the Board of Supervisors to do so, remove or abate that nuisance. If that person fails, neglects or refuses to abate the nuisance within the time limit, the Board of Supervisors shall have authority, in person or by its agents and/or employees, to remove or abate the nuisance and, in so doing, shall have authority to enter upon the property of the person in default. Thereupon, the Board of Supervisors shall collect the cost and expense of the abatement or removal from the person who created, continued, caused or maintained the nuisance and/or permitted it to exist, that person having failed, neglected or refused to remove or abate the nuisance, with an additional amount of 10%, in the manner provided for the collection of municipal claims or by an action in assumpsit. The cost and expense may be in addition to any penalty imposed under § 63-3D.

    D. Violations and penalties. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, for every such violation, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.

    E. Construal of provisions and enforcement. This chapter shall not be construed to be the sole means for abatement of nuisances within the township, and nothing shall preclude any person from proceeding individually or with other injured persons to effect the abatement of a private nuisance. Furthermore, in the exercise of the powers conferred in this chapter, the township may institute proceedings in equity.

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    That's all I see when I search for FOWL, POULTRY, ROOSTER, HEN, and CHICKEN.
     
  3. huntercf

    huntercf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to check your zoning laws, yes they are separate from muni code. You want to find what your zone is and then look under usage.
     
  4. attached_mama

    attached_mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
    I didin't think to search "fowl"
    I'll have to call to find out more on zoning, can't find any info online.
     
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Do a standard view of the code at the link above and you'll discover that chapter 87 is the zoning regulation for your town, then you need to know the zone your property is in.

    chicken, fowl, poultry are the words generally used in codes, with chicken the least frequently used as it is too specific for most uses when the goal is to also prohibit ducks and turkeys etc...
     
  6. attached_mama

    attached_mama Out Of The Brooder

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    We are zoned R1, residential, but I don't see anywhere that chickens are prohibited.
     
  7. attached_mama

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  8. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    A. Those enumerated permitted uses shall be only those specifically referred to in Chart 1 for each of the enumerated zoning districts. Chart 1 is attached to this chapter and forms a part thereof. Editor's Note: Chart 1 is included at the end of t his chapter.

    If the use is not listed for the zone you are in it is not allowed. Is poultry , fowl, or chicken raising list as permitted if it isn't you can't do it.
     

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