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Where the keeping of livestock is allowed, it shall meet all of the following requirements.

A. Lot Size. No livestock shall be kept on any lot less than one acre in area, except as provided for micro-livestock by subsection, below.

B. Structures. Livestock enclosures and structures, including barns, stables, chicken coops and runs, rabbit hutches, goat barns, and other structures, shall be in compliance with subsection, the ordinance codified in this section and with all applicable building codes.

C. Number of Livestock. Not more than two head of livestock over the age of six months may be maintained per acre, except as provided for micro-livestock by subsection, below.

D. Swine. The keeping of swine is prohibited, except as provided for in AMC 9.08.040.

E. Micro-livestock. Micro-livestock, including chickens, domestic fowl, turkeys, rabbits, and miniature goats may be kept or maintained provided each of the following requirements is continuously met.

1. Total Number. The total number of all micro-livestock, including both adult and juvenile animals, that may be kept or maintained on any single property shall be limited to no more than ten animals on properties of 5,000 square feet or less, and no more than two additional animals for each 1,000 square feet of lot area in excess of 5,000 square feet, up to a maximum of 20 animals.

2. Age of livestock. For the purposes of this section, “adult” means over six months of age, and “juvenile” means six months of age and under.

3. Chickens and Domestic Fowl. For purposes of this section, “domestic fowl” means quails, pheasants, pigeons, doves, and Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata).

a. No more than five adult chickens or domestic fowl and five juvenile chickens or domestic fowl shall be kept or maintained on properties of 5,000 square feet or less.

b. No more than one adult chicken or domestic fowl and one juvenile chicken or domestic fowl for each 1,000 square feet of lot area shall be kept or maintained on properties greater than 5,000 square feet.

c. No more than two adult turkeys and two juvenile turkeys shall be kept or maintained on properties less than one acre.

d. Rooster, geese, and peacocks are prohibited.

4. Rabbits. No more than six adult rabbits shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

a. Nursing offspring born to permitted adult rabbits may be kept until such animals are weaned.

b. Rabbits shall be kept in a hutch or fenced enclosure.

5. Miniature Goats. For purposes of this chapter “miniature goats” are those goats commonly known as pygmy, dwarf, and miniature goats weighing less than 95 pounds at full size, and shall be limited as follows.

a. No more than two adult miniature goats shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

b. Nursing offspring born to permitted adult miniature goats may be kept until such animals are weaned.

c. Solitary miniature goats are prohibited.

d. Male miniature goats shall be neutered.

6. Secure Enclosure. Micro-livestock must be secured at all times. A secure enclosure shall be provided to protect micro-livestock from predators and to provide shelter from the weather.

7. Maintenance. The areas in which micro-livestock are kept must be maintained to protect public health in compliance with AMC 9.08.060 and the following requirements.

a. Animal feed must be kept in rodent and raccoon-proof containers.

b. Animal manure must be collected, stored, and removed from the property on a regular basis in accordance with all of the following requirements.

i. All stored manure shall be within a non-combustible, air-tight container, and located in accordance with the Oregon Fire Code relating to the outdoor storage of combustibles.

ii. No more than one 20-gallon container of manure shall be stored on any one property housing micro-livestock.

iii. All manure not used for composting or fertilizing shall be removed.

8. Noise. Noise resulting from the keeping or maintaining of micro-livestock must not exceed the limits set forth in AMC 9.08.170.

9. Multi-family Development. Micro-livestock are allowed on properties containing multi-family complexes, including duplexes provided all of the following are continuously met.

a. The property owner or designated property manager has provided written notification to all residents of the multi-family complex and to the City, verifying the keeping of animals on the property will comply with the requirements of this chapter. Written notification shall include the following:

i. Property owner, property manager or home owner association representative contact information including the name, address, and phone number(s).

ii. Twenty-four-hour emergency contact information for an onsite resident designated as the primary responsible party for the animal area and maintenance. Contact information shall include the name, address, and phone number of the responsible party.

iii. The City requirements of the keeping of micro-livestock including the maximum number and type of animals permitted on the subject property and maintenance requirements per this chapter.

b. The area in which micro-livestock are kept shall be continuously maintained regardless of any change of building tenancy or property ownership.

10. Sale of Goods. In residential zones, micro-livestock shall be kept primarily for personal use. Sale of surplus eggs, honey, or similar animal products produced by on-premises micro-livestock is permitted in compliance with applicable licensing and inspection requirements of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

F. Bees. The keeping or maintaining of bees, bee colonies, bee hives, combs or containers of any kind or character wherein bees are hived is subject to all of the following requirements.

1. Registration with the city is required to keep beehives within the city limits and the Community Development Director shall provide a beekeeping registration process.

2. No more than three bee colonies shall be kept or maintained on properties of less than one acre.

3. No more than five bee colonies shall be kept or maintained on properties of one acre or greater.

4. Bee colonies shall be kept in hives with removable frames, which shall be kept in sound and usable condition.

5. For each colony permitted to be maintained under this ordinance, there may also be maintained upon the same property, one nucleus colony in a hive structure not to exceed one standard 9-5/8 inch depth ten-frame hive body.

6. In each instance where a colony is kept less than 25 feet from a property line, a flyway barrier at least six feet in height shall be maintained parallel to the property line for a minimum of ten feet in either direction of the hive. The flyway barrier may consist of a wall, fence, dense vegetation, or a combination thereof, such that bees will fly over rather than through the material to reach the colony.

7. A constant supply of fresh water shall be provided for the colonies on site within 15 feet of each hive.

8. Each beekeeper shall ensure that no wax comb or other material that might encourage robbing by other bees are left upon the grounds of the property. Such materials once removed from the site shall be handled and stored in sealed containers or placed within a building or other insect proof container.

9. If the beekeeper serves the community by removing a swarm or swarms of honey bees from locations where they are not desired, the beekeeper shall be permitted to temporarily house the swarm on the property for no more than 30 days from the date acquired.

10. The sale of surplus honey or bee’s wax produced on site shall be permitted on the property where the keeping of bees is permitted.

11. Africanized bees are prohibited.

G. Minimum Care Requirements. The applicable minimum care requirements of ORS 167.310 shall apply to all animals identified in this section.

H. Violations. Keeping of animals is a Class III violation. (Ord. 3155 § 3, amended, 07/17/2018)