This ordinance established a licensing requirement for beekeeping (annual license, fee of $10), and added new or amended various sections of the city's zoning code (Sec. 28.07, Sec. 28.08, Sec. 28.09) to allow and regulate keeping of bees as a permitted or accessory use in conservancy, agricultural, residential, and commercial districts. This law may have been revised since this ordinance was adopted.
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"Any person who keeps honeybees in the City of Madison shall obtain an annual license prior to January 1 of each year, or within thirty (30) days of acquiring the honeybees. The license year commences on January 1 and ends on the following December 31. Application shall be made to the City Treasurer and the fee for the license shall be ten dollars ($10.00)." Sec. 9.53
The Treasurer or other authorized individual shall ... assess and collect a late fee of five dollars ($5.00) from every owner of honeybees, if the owner fails to obtain a license prior to April 1 of each year, or fails to obtain a license within thirty (30) days of acquiring the honeybees. Zoning Administrator may revoke license for 3 or more violations within 6 months (Sec. 9.53);
Uncodified version of ordinane creating new section 9.53 providing for licenses to keep honeybees; and creating or amending various sections of the city's zoning code (Sec. 28.07, Sec. 28.08, Sec. 28.09) to allow keeping of bees as a permitted or accessory use in conservancy, agricultural, residential, and commercial districts. Codified at Madison, Wis. , Code §§ 9.53, and various parts of Chptr. 28) (Zoning code). Did not check for updating because multiple code sections were involved.
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