Village of Fredonia, WI
Ozaukee County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as Title 7, Ch. 1, of the 1995 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fireworks — See Ch. 289.
Nuisances — See Ch. 397.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ANIMAL
Mammals, reptiles and birds.
AT LARGE
To be off the premises of the owner and not under the control of some person by leash, but a dog or cat within an automobile of its owner or in an automobile or any other person with the consent of the owner of said dog or cat shall be deemed to be upon the owner's premises.
CAT
Any feline, regardless of age or sex.
CRUEL
Causing unnecessary and excessive pain or suffering or unjustifiable injury or death.
DOG
Any canine, regardless of age or sex.
FARM ANIMAL
Any warm-blooded animal normally raised on farms in the United States and used for food or fiber.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Has that meaning of the term as it appears in § 67.02(5), Wis. Stats., and includes a humane officer under § 173.03, Wis. Stats., but does not include a conservation warden appointed under § 23.10, Wis. Stats.
NEUTERED
A dog or cat having nonfunctional reproductive organs.
OWNER
Any person owning, harboring or keeping a dog or cat and the occupant of any premises on which a dog or cat remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of 10 days; such person is presumed to be harboring or keeping the dog or cat within the meaning of this section.
PET
An animal kept and treated as a pet.
A. 
Rabies vaccination. The owner of a dog shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian at five months of age and revaccinated within one year after the initial vaccination. If the owner obtains the dog or brings the dog into the Village of Fredonia after the dog has reached four months of age, the owner shall have the dog vaccinated against rabies within 30 days after the dog is brought into the Village unless the dog has been vaccinated as evidenced by a current certificate of rabies vaccination. The owner of a dog shall have the dog revaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian before the date of that immunization expires as stated on the certificate of vaccination or, if no date is specified, within three years after the previous vaccination. The certificate of vaccination shall meet the requirements of § 95.21(2), Wis. Stats.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
B. 
Tag to be attached. The owner shall attach the rabies vaccination tag or a substitute tag to a collar and a collar with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog at all times, but this requirement does not apply to a dog during competition or training, to a dog while hunting, to a dog securely confined indoors or to a dog securely confined in a fenced area. The substitute tag shall be of a durable material and contain the same information as the rabies vaccination tag. The requirements of this subsection do not apply to a dog which is not required to be vaccinated under Subsection A.
A. 
Dog licenses.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person in the Village of Fredonia to own, harbor or keep any dog more than five months of age without complying with the provisions of §§ 174.05 through 174.10, Wis. Stats., relating to the listing, licensing and tagging of the same.
(2) 
The owner of any dog more than five months of age on January 1 of any year or five months of age within the license year shall, annually or on or before the date the dog becomes five months of age, pay a license tax and obtain a license.
(3) 
The Village Board shall establish the dog license tax in accordance with § 174.05, Wis. Stats. The license year shall commence January 1 and end December 31.[1]
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
[1]
Editor's Note: See the Village's Schedule of Fees on file in the Village office.
(4) 
Upon payment of the required license tax and upon presentation of evidence that the dog is currently immunized against rabies, as required by § 168-2 of this chapter, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall complete and issue to the owner a license for such dog containing all information required by state law. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall also deliver to the owner, at the time of issuance of the license, a tag of durable material bearing the same serial number as the license, the name of the county in which issued and the license year.
(5) 
The owner shall securely attach the tag to a collar and the collar with the tag attached shall be kept on the dog for which the license is issued at all times, except as provided in § 168-2B.
(6) 
The fact that a dog is without a tag attached to the dog by means of a collar shall be presumptive evidence that the dog is unlicensed. Any Village police or animal control officer shall seize, impound or restrain any dog for which a dog license is required which is found without such tag attached.
(7) 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, every dog specifically trained to lead blind or deaf persons is exempt from the dog license tax, and every person owning such a dog shall receive annually a free dog license from the Village Clerk-Treasurer upon application therefor.
B. 
Kennel licenses.
(1) 
Any person who keeps or operates a kennel may, instead of the license tax for each dog required by this chapter, apply for a kennel license for the keeping or operating of the kennel. Such person shall pay for the license year an amount as set forth in the current Village Schedule of Fees. Upon payment of the required kennel license tax and, if required by the Village Board, upon presentation of evidence that all dogs over five months of age are currently immunized against rabies, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall issue the kennel license and a number of tags equal to the number of dogs authorized to be kept in the kennel. Kennels may only be located in agricultural areas after a conditional use permit has been issued pursuant to Chapter 575, Zoning, of the Code; kennels are prohibited elsewhere.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(2) 
The owner or keeper of a kennel shall keep at all times a kennel license tag attached to the collar of each dog over five months old kept by the owner or keeper under a kennel license but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition, to a dog securely confined indoors or to a dog securely confined in a fenced area. These tags may be transferred from one dog to another within the kennel whenever any dog is removed from the kennel. The rabies vaccination tag or substitute tag shall remain attached to the dog for which it is issued at all times but this requirement does not apply to a show dog during competition, to a dog securely confined indoors or to a dog securely confined in a fenced area. No dog bearing a kennel tag shall be permitted to stray or to be taken anywhere outside the limits of the kennel unless the dog is in leash or temporarily for the purposes of hunting, breeding, trial, training or competition.
(3) 
The term "kennel" means any establishment wherein or whereon three or more dogs are kept.
(4) 
No kennel license shall be issued to the keeper or operator of a kennel who fails to provide proper food and drink and proper shelter for the dogs in said kennel or who neglects or abandons said dogs. The Village Board or other designated official shall investigate any complaints regarding the failure to maintain proper standards or investigate any kennel premises upon his own initiative. Expressly incorporated by reference in this section as minimum standards for kennel keepers or operator are the relevant provisions of Chapter 951 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall assess and collect a late fee as set forth in the current Village Schedule of Fees from every owner of a dog five months of age or over if the owner failed to obtain a license prior to April 1 of each year, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership of a licensable dog if the owner failed to obtain a license on or before the dog reached licensable age. Said late fee shall be charged in addition to the required license fee.
A. 
Restrictions. It shall be unlawful for any person within the Village of Fredonia to own, harbor or keep any dog or cat which:
(1) 
Habitually pursues any vehicle upon any public street, alley or highway in the Village.
(2) 
Assaults or attacks any person or destroys property.
(3) 
Is at large within the limits of the Village.
(4) 
Habitually barks or howls to the annoyance of any person or persons. (See § 168-10.)
(5) 
Kills wounds or worries any domestic animal.
(6) 
Is known by such person to be infected with rabies or to have been bitten by an animal known to have been infected with rabies.
(7) 
In the case of a dog, is unlicensed.
B. 
Vicious dogs and animals.
(1) 
No vicious dog shall be allowed off the premises of its owner unless muzzled or on a leash in charge of the owner or a member of the owner's immediate family over 16 years of age. For purposes of enforcing this section, a dog shall be deemed as being of a vicious disposition if, within any twelve-month period, it bites two or more persons or inflicts serious injury to one person in unprovoked circumstances off the owner's premises. Any vicious dog which is found off the premises of its owner other than as hereinabove provided may be seized by any person and, upon delivery to the proper authorities, may, upon establishment to the satisfaction of a court of competent jurisdiction of the vicious character of said dog by testimony under oath reduced to writing, be killed by law enforcement or humane authorities.
(2) 
No person shall harbor or permit to remain on his premises any animal that is habitually inclined toward attacking persons or animals, destroying property, barking excessively or making excessive noises or running after automobiles.
C. 
Animals running at large.
(1) 
No person having in his possession or ownership any animal or fowl shall allow the same to run at large off the owner's property within the Village. The owner of any animal, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall keep his animal tied or enclosed in a proper enclosure so as not to allow said animal to interfere with the passing public or neighbors. Any animal running at large unlicensed and required by state law or Village ordinance to be licensed shall be seized and impounded by law enforcement or animal control officer.
(2) 
A dog or cat shall not be considered to be running at large if it is on a leash not to exceed 10 feet in length and under control of a person physically able to control it.
D. 
Owner's liability for damage caused by dogs; penalties. The provisions of § 174.02, Wis. Stats., relating to the owner's liability for damage caused by dogs together with the penalties therein set forth are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
A. 
Animal control agency.
(1) 
The Village of Fredonia may contract with or enter into an agreement with such person, persons, organization or corporation to provide for the operation of an animal shelter, impoundment of stray animals, confinement of certain animals, disposition of impoundment animals and for assisting in the administration of rabies vaccination programs.
(2) 
The Village of Fredonia does hereby delegate to any such animal control agency the authority to act pursuant to the provisions of this section.
B. 
Impounding of animals. In addition to any penalty hereinafter provided for a violation of this chapter, any law enforcement or animal control officer may impound any dog, cat or other animal which habitually pursues any vehicle upon any street, alley or highway of this Village; assaults or attacks any person; is at large within the Village; habitually barks, cries or howls; kills, wounds or worries any domestic animal; or is infected with rabies. In order for an animal to be impounded, the impounding office must see or hear the violation of this section or have in his possession a signed statement of a complaining witness made under oath alleging the facts regarding the violation and containing an agreement to reimburse the Village for any damages it sustains for improper or illegal seizure.
C. 
Claiming animal; disposal of unclaimed animals. After seizure of animals under this section by a law enforcement or animal control officer, the animal shall be impounded. The officer shall notify the owner, personally or through the United States mail, if such owner be known to the officer or can be ascertained with reasonable effort, but if such owner be unknown or unascertainable, the officer shall post written notice in three public places in the Village, giving description of the animal, stating where it is impounded and the conditions for its release, after the officer has taken such animal into his possession. If within seven days after such notice the owner does not claim such animal, the officer may dispose of the animal in a proper and humane manner, provided, if an animal before being impounded has bitten a person, the animal shall be retained in the animal shelter for 10 days for observation purposes. Within such times, the owner may reclaim the animal upon payment of impoundment fees, such fees to be established by resolution of the Village Board. No animal shall be released from the pound without being properly licensed if so required by state law or Village ordinance.
D. 
Sale of impounded animals. If the owner does not reclaim the animal within seven days, the animal control officer may sell the animal to any willing buyer.
E. 
Village not liable for impounding animals. The Village and/or its animal control agency shall not be liable for the death of any animal which has been impounded or disposed of pursuant to this section.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: original Sec. 7-1-7, Dogs and cats in cemeteries, which immediately followed this section, was moved to § 229-3G of the Code at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Every owner or person harboring or keeping a dog or cat who knows that such dog or cat has bitten any person shall immediately report such fact to the Village Clerk-Treasurer and shall keep such dog or cat confined for not less than 10 days or for such period of time as a licensed veterinarian shall direct. The owner or keeper of any such dog or cat shall surrender the dog or cat to a law enforcement or animal control officer upon demand for examination.
The owner or person in charge of any dog or other animal shall not permit solid fecal matter of such animal to deposit on any street, alley or other public or private property, unless such matter is immediately removed therefrom by said owner or person in charge. This section shall not apply to a person who is visually or physically handicapped.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or possessing an animal, dog or cat to permit such animal, dog or cat to go upon any parkway or private lands or premises without the permission of the owner of such premises and break, bruise, tear up, crush or injure any lawn, flower bed, plant, shrub, tree or garden in any manner whatsoever, or to defecate thereon.
It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to keep or harbor any dog which habitually barks, howls or yelps, or any cat which habitually cries or howls to the great discomfort of the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or in such manner as to materially disturb or annoy persons in the neighborhood who are of ordinary sensibilities. Such dogs and cats are hereby declared to be a public nuisance. A dog or cat is considered to be in violation of this section when two formal, written complaints are filed with the Village within a four-week period.
A. 
Protected animals.
(1) 
Possession and sale of protected animals. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to possess with intent to sell or offer for sale, or buy or attempt to buy, within the Village any of the following animals, alive or dead, or any part or product thereof: all wild cats of the family felidae, polar bear (thalarctos maritimus), red wolf (canis niger), vicuna (vicugna vicugna), or alligator, caiman or crocodile of the order of crocodilian, gray or timber wolf (canuis lupus), sea otter (enhydra lutris), Pacific ridley turtle (lepidochelys olivacea), Atlantic green turtle (chelonian mydas), Mexican ridley turtle (lepidochelys kempi).
(2) 
Compliance with federal regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to buy, sell or offer for sale a native of foreign species or subspecies of mammal, bird, amphibian or reptile, or the dead body of parts thereof, which appears on the endangered species list published in the Code of Federal Regulations pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Public Law 205, 93rd Congress), as amended.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(3) 
Regulating the importation of certain birds. No person, firm or corporation shall import or cause to be imported into this Village any part of the plumage, skin or dead body of any species of hawk, owl or eagle. This subsection shall not be construed to forbid or restrict the importation or use of the plumage, skin, body or any part thereof legally collected for use by the American Indians for ceremonial purposes or in the preservation of their tribal customs and heritage.
B. 
Exceptions. The provisions of Subsection A above shall not be deemed to prevent the lawful importation, possession, purchase or sale of any species by any public agency, institute of higher learning, persons holding federal permits, or by a person holding a scientific collector permit issued by the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources of the state, or to any person or organization licensed to present a circus.
C. 
Wild animals; prohibition on keeping. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the Village any poisonous reptile or any other dangerous or carnivorous wild animal, insect or reptile, any vicious or dangerous domesticated animal or any other animal or reptile of wild, vicious or dangerous propensities. Specifically, it shall be unlawful for any person to keep, maintain or have in his possession or under his control within the Village any of the following animals, reptiles or insects:
(1) 
All poisonous animals and reptiles, including rear-fang snakes.
(2) 
Apes: Chimpanzees (Pan); gibbons (Hylobates); gorillas (Gorilla); orangutans (Pongo); ans siamangs (Symphalangus).
(3) 
Baboons (Papoi, Mandrillus).
(4) 
Bears (Ursidae).
(5) 
Bison (Bison).
(6) 
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus).
(7) 
Crocodilians (Crocodilia), 30 inches in length or more.
(8) 
Constrictor snakes, six feet in length or more.
(9) 
Coyotes (Canis latrans).
(10) 
Deer (Cervidae); includes all members of the deer family; for example, whitetailed deer, elk, antelope and moose.
(11) 
Elephants (Elephas and Loxodonta).
(12) 
Game cocks and other fighting birds.
(13) 
Hippopotami (Hippopotamidae).
(14) 
Hyenas (Hyaenidae).
(15) 
Jaguars (Panthera onca).
(16) 
Leopards (Panthera pardus).
(17) 
Lions (Panthera leo).
(18) 
Lynxes (Lynx).
(19) 
Monkeys, Old World (Cercopithecidae).
(20) 
Ostriches (Struthio).
(21) 
Piranha fish (Characidae).
(22) 
Pumas (Felis concolor); also known as cougars, mountain lions and panthers.
(23) 
Rhinoceroses (Rhinocero tidae).
(24) 
Sharks (class Chondrichthyes).
(25) 
Snow leopards (Panthera uncia).
(26) 
Tigers (Panthera tigris).
(27) 
Wolves (Canis lupus).
(28) 
Poisonous insects.
(29) 
Except in properly zoned districts, horses, mules, ponies, donkeys, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens or any animal raised for fur-bearing purposes unless otherwise permitted elsewhere in this Code.
D. 
Exceptions; pet shops. The prohibitions of Subsection C above shall not apply where the creatures are in the care, custody or control of: a veterinarian for treatment; agricultural fairs; shows or projects of the 4-H Clubs; a display for judging purposes; an itinerant or transient carnival, circus or other show; dog or cat shows or trials; public or private educational institutions; licensed pet shops; zoological gardens, if:
(1) 
Their location conforms to the provisions of the zoning ordinance of the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 575, Zoning.
(2) 
All animals and animal quarters are kept in a clean and sanitary condition and so maintained as to eliminate objectionable odors.
(3) 
Animals are maintained in quarters so constructed as to prevent their escape.
(4) 
No person lives or resides within 100 feet of the quarters in which the animals are kept.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 7-1-13, Sale of rabbits, chicks or artificially colored animals; 7-1-14, Sale of rabbits, chicks or artificially colored animals; 7-1-14, Providing proper food and drink to confined animals; 7-1-15, Providing proper shelter; 7-1-16, Neglected or abandoned animals, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Acts of cruelty prohibited. No person except a police officer or animal control officer in the pursuit of his duties shall, within the Village, shoot or kill or commit an ace of cruelty to any animal or bird or disturb any bird's nests or bird's eggs.
A. 
In the interest of public health and safety, it shall be unlawful for any person, in or on land within the Village of Fredonia, except on parcels zoned agricultural, to set, place or tend any trap for the purpose of trapping, killing, catching, wounding, worrying or molesting any animal, except by use of live box-type traps only. Live box-type traps shall be defined as those traps which capture and hold an animal in an alive and unharmed condition.
B. 
This section shall prohibit the use of all traps other than live traps as described above, including, but not limited to, traps commonly known as leg traps, pan-type traps or other traps designed to kill, wound or close upon a portion of the body of an animal.
C. 
All such traps set, placed or tended shall comply with Chapter 29 of the Wisconsin Statutes as they relate to trapping.
D. 
This section shall not apply to trapping within the confines of buildings or homes.
E. 
Nothing in this section shall prohibit or hinder the Village of Fredonia or its employees or agents from performing their official duties.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 7-1-19, Dognapping or catnapping, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Purpose. The keeping of a large number of dogs within the Village for a considerable period of time detracts from and, in many instances, is detrimental to, healthful and comfortable life in such areas. The keeping of a large number of dogs is, therefore, declared a public nuisance.
B. 
Number limited. No family shall own, harbor or keep in its possession more than three dogs, three cats or a total of five animals (dogs, cats or rabbits), whichever is more restrictive, in any residential unit, except that a litter of pups, or kittens, or a portion of a litter, may be kept for not more than 16 weeks from birth.
A. 
Purpose and intent. The purpose of this section is to outline conditions under which Village residents may safely keep or maintain a limited number of chickens, to ensure appropriate chicken coops or structures in which to house chickens, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general population of the Village of Fredonia.
B. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
ABUTTING PROPERTY
All property that abuts an applicant's property at one or more points except public streets.
CHICKEN
Chicken shall mean a female hen of any age, including chicks. This definition does not include other kinds of fowl, including, but not limited to, ducks, quail, pheasant, geese, turkeys, guinea hens, peacocks, emus or ostriches.
COOP
Coop shall mean an enclosed structure, building or pen within which chickens roost or are housed.
YARD, REAR
Rear yard shall be defined the same as in Village of Fredonia Zoning Code § 575-124A.
C. 
Keeping of chickens. Chickens may be kept or maintained upon the following:
(1) 
Up to six chickens may be raised within a lot zoned single-family residential or two-family residential upon notification of all abutting property owners.
(2) 
Rental tenants of a single-family dwelling or a two-family dwelling shall abide by the rules set forth in Subsection E herein and shall obtain the written approval of their landlord prior to the keeping or maintaining of chickens on the rental premise. The landlord's written approval must accompany the applicant's permit application.
(3) 
Educational facilities are allowed to keep chickens for educational purposes only.
(4) 
Chickens may be allowed in the local veterinarian's office for the purpose of observation or treatment.
(5) 
In addition to six adult chickens, newly hatched chickens (chicks) living in a brooder may be kept in a residence or outbuilding up to the age of three weeks.
D. 
Chickens not allowed. Chickens are not allowed to be kept or maintained upon the following:
(1) 
Mobile home parks.
(2) 
Vacant lots unless the person requesting the permit resides on the abutting property and the coop cannot be easily seen from the street.
(3) 
Any property zoned multifamily residential.
(4) 
Condominiums.
(5) 
The keeping of chickens in any nonresidential district will only be allowed with the special approval of the Village Board.
E. 
Permit required.
(1) 
No owner or tenant shall own, keep or maintain chickens within the corporate limits of the Village without first obtaining a permit.
(2) 
The applicant for a permit must notify all abutting property owners of his intent to keep or maintain chickens prior to applying for a permit, and the permit application must certify that all such property owners have been notified. A list of all property owners and their addresses must be included with the permit application. No permit to keep or maintain chickens shall be issued unless all requirements are met.
(3) 
The above requirements shall not be required for renewal of a permit as long as the permit is kept current.
(4) 
The permit shall be renewed annually. The permit year shall commence on January 1, and shall end on the following December 31.
(5) 
A permit granted shall not transfer to any other property or successor owners of permitted property unless all provisions of this section are met.
F. 
Fees.
(1) 
The annual fee for keeping and maintaining up to six chickens shall be as set forth in the current Village Schedule of Fees and must be paid to the Village Clerk-Treasurer at the time of application. This fee shall not be prorated. Amendments to the annual permit fee may be made by Board resolution.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(2) 
All renewal permits are due and payable to the Village no later than January 31 of the permit year, or prior to keeping the chickens, whichever is later. Failure to timely renew and pay will result in forfeiture of the permit. Upon forfeiture, an applicant shall be required to meet all initial requirements as set forth in Subsection E above.
G. 
Property requirements.
(1) 
A coop and any attached enclosure shall be not less than 10 feet from any lot line, shall be located in the rear yard of the permit holder's residence, and shall meet all other applicable requirements for accessory buildings as set forth in the Village of Fredonia Zoning Code.
(2) 
A coop and any attached enclosure shall not be closer than 25 feet to an abutting residence in addition to the restrictions in Subsection G(1) above.
(3) 
A coop may not be located closer to a neighboring residence than to the residence located upon the coop's parcel.
H. 
Coop design.
(1) 
All chickens shall be kept and maintained within a ventilated and roofed coop constructed of sturdy, predator-proof material in compliance with any applicable state and local requirements.
(2) 
All coops, including an attached coop enclosure, shall be enclosed with wire netting or equivalent material that will prevent chickens from escaping the coop or the attached enclosure.
(3) 
The coop structural floor shall allow at least six square feet per chicken, and the height of the coop shall not exceed eight feet above ground level.
(4) 
The coop shall have a clear open space to allow the chickens to walk on the ground or a concrete slab.
I. 
Any person keeping chickens.
(1) 
Shall keep or maintain chickens within a coop or attached coop enclosure at all times.
(2) 
Shall not keep or maintain any roosters or male chickens older than 10 weeks.
(3) 
Shall not sell any eggs.
(4) 
Shall not slaughter any chickens on the premises.
(5) 
Shall ensure that chickens are provided with access to feed and clean water at all times.
(6) 
Shall consult with a veterinarian regarding chickens that appear ill or on the occasion of a sudden death. If a disease that would be contagious to humans is diagnosed, recommendations to prevent the transmission of a disease or its recurrence must be followed as recommended by the veterinarian.
J. 
Sanitation.
(1) 
Chickens and their coops shall be kept and maintained at all times in outdoor areas and shall not be permitted inside a residential premise or dwelling, except as provided in Subsection C(5).
(2) 
Chicken feed shall be stored and kept in containers, which make the feed inaccessible to rodents, vermin, wild birds, and other predators.
(3) 
All coops and rear yards where chickens are kept or maintained shall be reasonably free from chicken-produced substances, including, but not limited to, chicken manure, such that the air or environment around the chickens does not become noxious or offensive or create a condition that would reasonably promote the breeding of flies, mosquitoes, or other insects, or provide a habitat, breeding or feeding place for rodents or other animals, or otherwise be injurious to public health.
K. 
Inspection. The Village shall have the power, whenever it may deem reasonably necessary, to enter a building, structure, or property where chickens are kept to ascertain whether the keeper is in compliance with this section. The Village Marshal may issue compliance orders and citations pursuant to the provisions of this section and state law.
L. 
Enforcement. The Village shall revoke a permit to keep chickens in the event that the Village Marshal has issued three or more violations of this chapter within any six-month period.
M. 
Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit a sum per day as set forth in the Village's Schedule of Forfeitures from the date the citation is issued.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
N. 
Restricted covenants. This section is not intended to interfere with any restrictive covenants otherwise applicable.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Violations of the provisions in this chapter, unless otherwise provided, are subject to forfeitures in accordance with the current Village Schedule of Forfeitures. See § 1-4, General penalty, of this Code.
A. 
An owner who fails to have a dog vaccinated against rabies as required in § 168-2 shall be subject to the penalty prescribed by § 95.21(10)(a), Wis. Stats.