AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER II, ARTICLE 1, SECTION 2-109 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF LECOMPTON, KANSAS, AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF LECOMPTON, KANSAS:
Article 1. Section 2-109 of the Lecompton City Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
2-109. KEEPING ANIMALS. It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, occupant or person in charge of any premises in the city to possess and maintain any animal or fowl within the city or permit to be maintained thereon any stable, shed, pen or other place where horses, mules, cattle, sheep, goats or swine, or undomesticated animals are kept. This provision shall not apply to:
(a) The maintaining of dogs which are regulated by Article 2 of this chapter;
(b) The maintaining of non-poisonous and non-vicious animals and fowl which are commonly kept as household pets, such as cats, hamsters, rabbits, parakeets, and comparable animals, when kept as household pets and in a safe and sanitary manner in accordance with Section 2-113 of this chapter;
(c) The transporting of animals through the city by ordinary and customary means.
(d) Existing owner of animals or fowl with the city limits may maintain those animals until there is a change in the ownership in the property; animals are removed for 365 days or as long as the property is zoned agriculture.
(e) The keeping and maintaining of no more than two (2) horses on premises, provided the following conditions are satisfied:
(i) The premise must provide a minimum of five (5) acres of land for each horse kept and maintained on the premises;
(ii) The owner, lessee, occupant or person in charge of the premises must establish and sustain setbacks such that no horse is kept and maintained within 300 feet of a neighboring residence, and;
(iii) The owner, lessee, occupant or person in charge of the premises must provide written notice to the City prior to bringing the horse onto the premises.
PASSED AND APPROVED by the governing body of the City of Lecompton on this 3rd day of June, 2013.
THE HONORABLE SANDRA L. JACQUOT, Mayor
LYNLEY SANFORD, City Clerk