[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Franklin 8-5-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1461 as Sec. 13.16 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 169.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RIDING ACADEMY
- Any barn, stable, building or other place within the city, the principal use of which or the chief source of profit of which is derived from the keeping or letting for hire or reward of horses, carriages, cabs, wagons, sleighs or other vehicles for carrying passengers drawn by horses, whether such horses or vehicles be hired out or let with or without a driver furnished by the riding academy.
No person shall keep, conduct or operate a riding academy or carry on the business of a riding academy keeper in the city without first obtaining a license in the manner hereinafter provided.
Any person desiring to keep, conduct or operate a riding academy or to carry on the business of a keeper of a riding academy shall make application to the City Clerk. Such application shall set forth the name of the applicant and, if an individual or individuals, the place of his or her or their residence. Such application shall also contain the location of the place at which such riding academy will be located and such other information as may be required by the City Clerk.
The Council, following recommendations by the License Committee, Building Inspector and Health Officer, shall issue or cause to be issued a license upon the payment of the annual fee specified in Chapter 169, Licenses and Permits. The license shall expire on June 30 of each ensuing year. All renewal license applications must be submitted by May 15 of each year.
Every stable or other building wherein any horse or horses are kept shall be constructed of such material and in such manner that it can be kept clean and sanitary at all times.
Every such stable or other building occupied by authority of a license shall, if located within 200 feet of any tenement or apartment, house, hotel, restaurant, boating house, retail food store, building used for a school, religious or hospital purposes, or residence other than that occupied by the owner or occupant of the premises upon which such horse or horses are kept, be provided with a watertight and flytight receptacle for manure, which receptacle shall be emptied sufficiently often and in such manner as to prevent its becoming a nuisance. Such receptacle shall be kept securely covered at all times except when open during the deposit or removal of manure or refuse. No manure shall be allowed to accumulate except in such receptacle.
The Health Officer shall, if he or she deems such measures necessary in order to avoid a nuisance, require that any such building be screened tightly against flies and/or that it be provided with running water, drain sewer connection and flooring impervious to water and that such other measures be taken as may be necessary to ensure proper protection to public health and safety, as conditions precedent to issuance of any license.
The owner of all riding academies within the city shall keep a registration book, which shall be open to public inspection at all times. Such registers shall contain the names and addresses of all persons renting horses for use upon the public streets, alleys and highways within the city. It shall also show the time the horse left the stable and the time that it was returned and the number and registration card of each horse.