Monona, WI

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Submitted by Doug Woods (citation)

[edit] In summary, the proposed ordinance:

  • Allows chicken keeping as a permitted use in single-family and two-family zoning districts.
  • Allows up to five domestic fowl allowed per household in a single-family or two-family district.
  • Prohibits roosters.
  • Prohibits slaughtering outdoors on the residential premises.
  • Requires that poultry shall be kept within a secure and clean hen house or enclosure at all times and not allowed to run free.
  • Requires that the hen houses and enclosures shall be located no closer than 20' from nearest neighbor's residence.
  • A $10 permit is required (per household), to be renewed annually.



[edit] Text of proposed ordinance amendments:

Article E: Zoning Districts

Sec. 13-1-80 Single Family Residence District. (c) District Performance Standards.

(2) Permitted Uses.

NEW:

g. Keeping of up to five (5) chickens, provided that: 1. The principal use is a single-family dwelling. 2. No person shall keep any rooster. 3. No person shall slaughter any chickens outdoors. 4. a. The chickens shall be provided with both a hen house and a fenced outdoor enclosure. b. The chickens must be kept in the hen house or fenced outdoor enclosure at all times and shall not be allowed to run free. c. The hen house shall be a covered, predator-resistant, well-ventilated structure providing a minimum of 2 square feet per chicken. d. The outdoor enclosure shall be adequately fenced to contain the chickens and to protect the chickens from predators. e. The hen house must be kept in a clean, dry, and sanitary condition at all times. f. The outdoor enclosure shall be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the accumulation of animal waste.

5. No hen house or outdoor enclosure shall be located closer than twenty (20) feet to any dwelling unit on an adjacent lot. The enclosure shall also comply with the setback requirements for accessory buildings and structures set forth in 13-1-80 (d) (7).

Article E: Zoning Districts

Sec. 13-1-81 Two Family Residence District.

(c) District Performance Standards.

(2) Permitted Uses.

NEW:

h. Keeping of up to five (5) chickens, provided that: 1. The principal use is a single-family or two-family dwelling. 2. No person shall keep any rooster. 3. No person shall slaughter any chickens outdoors. 4. a. The chickens shall be provided with both a hen house and a fenced outdoor enclosure. b. The chickens must be kept in the hen house or fenced outdoor enclosure at all times and shall not be allowed to run free. c. The hen house shall be a covered, predator-resistant, well-ventilated structure providing a minimum of 2 square feet per chicken. d. The outdoor enclosure shall be adequately fenced to contain the chickens and to protect the chickens from predators. e. The hen house must be kept in a clean, dry, and sanitary condition at all times. f. The outdoor enclosure shall be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the accumulation of animal waste.

5. No hen house or enclosure shall be located closer than twenty (20) feet to any dwelling unit on an adjacent lot. The enclosure shall also comply with the setback requirements for accessory buildings and structures set forth in 13-1-81 (d) (7).

Sec. 7-15-1 Fee Schedule.

The following fees shall be applicable for licenses and permits under this Code of Ordinances:

13-1-80 (c)(2)g Keeping chickens $10.00 13-1-81 (c)(2)h Keeping chickens $10.00

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