Chapter 6.20


6.20.010    Keeping prohibited.

6.20.015    Pygmy goats allowed.

6.20.020    Exceptions to chapter.

6.20.030    Repealed.

6.20.010 Keeping prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to keep within the corporate limits of the town any swine, sheep and/or goats, except pygmy goats as authorized in WMC 6.20.015, donkeys, mules, and cattle. (Ord. 750 § 2, 2014; Ord. 709 § 1, 2009; Ord. 229 § 1, 1942).

6.20.015 Pygmy goats allowed.

A maximum of two pygmy goats may be kept within any zoning district of the town under the following conditions:

A. The property shall be maintained in a clean, sanitary condition so as to be free from offensive odors, fly breeding, dust and general nuisances, and to be in compliance with the Chelan-Douglas health district regulations;

B. Adequate measures shall be taken to properly dispose of animal waste. Accumulation of animal waste shall be prohibited from being stored closer than 100 feet from any off-premises dwelling and domestic or irrigation well;

C. There shall be at least 500 square feet of area enclosed with a perimeter fence for each pygmy goat;

D. The pygmy goats shall be enclosed or restrained at all times by a leash or tether so that they cannot wander unrestrained off the owner’s property onto neighboring properties or public streets or alleys;

E. The owner shall be an active member of 4-H, FFA or other similar group, and the pygmy goat a project for said group;

F. The pygmy goat shall be dehorned;

G. Male pygmy goats shall be neutered;

H. The pygmy goat shall not weigh more than 120 pounds;

I. The owner shall have a current permit from the town authorizing the keeping of the pygmy goat;

J. Permits shall be granted on the following conditions:

1. The applicant shall submit a $45.00 application fee for a new permit, or $25.00 for a permit renewal, with the application at least five days prior to the council meeting at which it will be considered.

2. All conditions set forth above in subsections A through G of this section are met;

3. The permit shall expire after one year, but may be renewed for successive one-year periods upon compliance of all conditions set forth herein;

4. The permit is subject to revocation at any time for violation of the conditions of the permit by giving the holder of the permit at least one week’s notice to appear before the town council to show cause, if any they have, why such permit should not be revoked. (Ord. 823 § 3, 2020; Ord. 745 § 1, 2014; Ord. 709 § 2, 2009).

6.20.020 Exceptions to chapter.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to any person, firm or corporation while transporting swine, sheep and/or goats, donkeys, mules or cattle through the town, or while keeping any of the same for short-term display such as at the fair or other exhibition, and it shall not apply to butchered swine, sheep and/or goats, or cattle, commonly termed dressed swine, sheep and/or goats, and cattle, exhibited for sale and used for human consumption. (Ord. 750 § 3, 2014; Ord. 229 § 2, 1942).

6.20.030 Violation – Penalty.

Repealed by Ord. 596. (Ord. 422 §§ 2, 3, 1980; Ord. 229 § 3, 1942).