Town of Georgetown, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Georgetown 10-4-1989, effective 10-15-1989. Revisions made at time of publication of Code. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 15.
Zoning — See Ch. 165.
A. 
The Board of Health of the Town of Georgetown, Massachusetts, in accordance with and under the authority granted by MGL C. 111, § 31, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, hereby adopts the following regulations at a meeting of the Board of Health.
B. 
All other regulations inconsistent with these regulations are repealed as of October 15, 1989.
A. 
No person shall keep within the limits of the Town of Georgetown in any building, pen, enclosure or on any premise of which he may be the owner, lessee, tenant or occupant any swine without a permit from the Board of Health. All such permits shall expire on December 31 of the year of issue and may be revoked by the Board of Health for violations of this regulation.
B. 
Permits may be granted for two swine at any one time if acreage is less than five acres. On five acres or more a permit may be granted for a limit of four swine at any one time unless a sow has piglets in which case the total of swine must revert to the original number within six months.
The owner or persons in control of any building or premises in which swine are kept shall keep the building and premises clean and free from decaying food, dirt and stagnant water.
The building and enclosure shall be inspected by the Board of Health or its animal inspector and shall meet with its approval before issuance of any permits.
A. 
So far as this Board of Health may provide, each section of these regulations shall be construed as separate to the end that if any section, item, sentence, clause or phrase shall be held invalid for any reason, the remainder of these regulations shall continue in full force and effect.
B. 
These provisions shall be deemed to be a continuation of existing regulations so far as they are the same and are effective upon this date, October 4, 1989.