Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 6-14-89 by Ord. No. 0-28-89 as Chapter 157 of the Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the Township of Winslow, as well as to provide for the safety and health of horses as defined herein.
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HORSE — Includes a horse, pony, or other such equine quadrupeds as mules, asses, and donkeys.
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CORRAL — A pen or fence enclosure of durable construction, permanently affixed to the ground and used as an enclosure for the horses.
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STABLE — A building or structure of durable construction, permanently affixed to the ground and used for boarding, sheltering, or housing of horses. This term shall specifically exclude shipping, containers or crates, truck bodies, vans or any similar enclosures for the housing of animals.
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No person shall keep, shelter, or house horses in the Township of Winslow without first obtaining from the Superintendent of Public Works/Zoning Officer a registration form therefor. The application for said registration shall require the address of the stable, the name of the property owner, the name, age, breed and description of the horse; and the name, address and phone number of the owner of the horse.
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A maximum of two (2) horses may be maintained on a parcel of land covering a minimum of one (1) acre in area, exclusive of residential structures and appurtenances. Said area shall be fenced to prevent the escaping of the animals. The same one (1) acre of land area requirement shall apply to the boarding, sheltering or housing of one (1) horse.
[Amended 8-28-91 by Ord. No. 0-13-91]
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A corral must be provided of at least sixteen hundred (1,600) square feet, including a stable or roof of at least fifty (50) square feet per horse.
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All stables shall meet existing building codes, and all fencing shall meet existing codes.
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All stables shall be kept clean of noxious odors and accumulations of flies shall be controlled. Bedding straw, and manure shall be disposed of on a regular basis.
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Ten thousand (10,000) square feet of additional land area will be required for each additional horse after the first two (2) horses.
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All corrals shall be constructed of such materials and in such a manner as to prevent and to preclude the escape of horses, and shall be set back a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from the property line.
[Amended 8-28-91 by Ord. No. 0-13-91]
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Stables and corrals shall not be located closer than seventy-five (75) feet to any residence located on an adjoining lot.
[Added 8-28-91 by Ord. No. 0-13-91]
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The regulations herein shall apply only to horses which are brought into the township for boarding, sheltering, or housing or for those horses which have been relocated within the boundaries of the township, after the effective date of this chapter, but in no case and at no time, shall a shipping container, crate, truck body, van or any similar enclosure be utilized for the housing of animals. There is hereby created a rebuttable presumption that an unregistered horse as required pursuant to Chapter 157-3A is in violation of this section (Chapter 157-3I).
[Amended 8-28-91 by Ord. No. 0-13-91; 3-17-92 by Ord No. 0-5-92]
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The Superintendent of Public Works/Zoning Officer and/or health officer are hereby designated as the officer charged with this enforcement.
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Any person who shall do any act or omit to do any act which is in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be in violation of the law, and upon conviction thereof shall have thirty (30) days to correct any such violation. Failure to correct any such violation(s) shall be subject to a penalty or fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.) and/or up to ninety (90) days in jail, at the discretion of the Judge imposing such final penalty. Each and every day that a violation shall be found to exist shall constitute a separate violation of this chapter.
[Amended 8-28-91 by Ord. No. 0-13-91]
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In addition to the above, the township may seek to enforce this chapter by injunction or other appropriate remedy under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-18.
Any person owning or occupying a unitary tract of five (5) acres or more within the Township of Winslow, excluding the land upon which any residential dwelling is situated, or a registered farmer, shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.