[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 8-28-70 by Ord. No. 0-11-70 as Ch. 65 of the 1970 Code of the Township of Winslow. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This legislation was originally adopted 6-26-59 as Ord. No. 2-1959.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of foods, including animal carcasses or parts thereof.
- Includes a firm, partnership, corporation and individual or one (1) or more individuals.
- Includes hogs, swine, shoats and pigs.
This chapter shall in no way authorize the creation of a nuisance or the maintenance of an obnoxious condition and shall in no way regulate or prevent the passing of future ordinances concerning the prohibition of or the limitation upon the keeping of pigs or the bringing of garbage into this township.
No person shall have, keep, raise or maintain more than two (2) pigs in this township, except that such person or persons known as "farmers" whose chief and sole occupation is the cultivation of soil shall be allowed to have, keep, raise or maintain not more than ten (10) pigs.
Any person who shall have kept, raised or maintained pigs on the effective date of this chapter in excess of the number set forth in § 253-3 of this chapter shall be allowed a reasonable time, not exceeding one hundred twenty (120) days, to reduce the said number of pigs to that permitted by this chapter.
No person who shall keep, raise or maintain pigs as authorized by this chapter shall locate any building, pig run, yard or pasture wherein pigs are kept closer than five hundred (500) feet to any highway or closer than one thousand five hundred (1,500) feet to any dwelling or residence other than the dwelling or residence of the premises whereon said pigs are kept.
The area wherein pigs are kept, except where they are housed in closed buildings, shall be completely fenced with a sturdy, well-constructed, closely woven wire fence or other equally effective fence so as to prevent any pigs from trespassing on adjoining property.
No pig or pigs shall be allowed at large upon the owner's property outside of a properly fenced pasture. Any sick or diseased pig which escapes from the owner's property may be a cause for subjecting said owner to prosecution for violation of this chapter.
No garbage or vegetable matter and no flesh of any animal, fowl or fish shall at any time be transported upon the highways of this township or brought into this township for the purpose of feeding the same to pigs within the township.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.) or imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge before whom said conviction shall be had. Each and every day that any violation of this chapter occurs or is allowed to continue after occurring shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.