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Black Earth, Wisc., Code § 100-9 (current through May 10, 2016)
Brief Summary
Allows for and creates regulations and permitting process for keeping of hens for egg production for personal use in certain residential zones. Allows up to four hens, which must be kept in a coop (which can also have an attached fenced in area). Slaughtering on the property is not allowed. Chickens or eggs may be sold from the property if a conditional permit is obtained.
Legal Strategies
Expressly allows something.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Limited scope. Applies only to R-1 and R-2 Family Residential Districts. § 100-9 (A).
Food System Category: Grow
State: Wisconsin
Jurisdiction Type: Other
Jurisdiction Name: Black Earth
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Law includes "public health requirements." including the need to keep chickens in a "sanitary manner to prevent the spread of communicable diseases among birds, animals or to humans . . . ." § 100-9 (D).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. § 100-9 (A) (7) and (8).
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. The law states how the Village Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer should administer the permitting application/process. § 100-9 (B).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Violations shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 1-4 of the Village Code of Ordinances." § 100-9 (B) (4).
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Section 100-9 (Keeping of Chickens) is found in Article III (Restrictions on Keeping of Dogs, Cats and Other Animals) in Chapter 100 (Animals) in Title II (General Legislation). History: Added 3-1-2016 by Ord. No. 07-01-2015.