Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Sticking Point
618.18 LIVESTOCK PROHIBITED.
(a) Definitions. As used in this section:
(1) "Agricultural lands" means any tract of land in excess of five acres, which is in an area zoned for agriculture purposes by virtue of the Zoning Code of the Municipality.
(2) "Livestock" includes, but is not limited to, cows, horses, swine or any other domesticated animal or fowl ordinarily found on farms, or raised or kept for the purpose of pleasure or recreation (business or pleasure), but shall exclude dogs, cats and birds commonly kept as pets and any other animal commonly kept or sold as pets.
(3) "Person" means any natural person, partnership, joint venture or corporation organized and existing by virtue of the laws of the State of Ohio or of any other state.
(b) Prohibitions. No person shall keep or suffer to remain upon any premises within the Municipality any livestock, except on agricultural lands.
(c) Penalty. Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor