AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE ESTABLISHING
HEALTH SERVICE FEES RELATING TO COMMERCIAL POULTRY RANCHES
The Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside, State of California, do ordain as follows:
Section 1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
a. "Commercial Poultry Ranch" means any building, structure, enclosure or premises located within the unincorporated territory of the County of Riverside, where 1,000 or more domestic fowl are kept or maintained for the primary purpose of producing domestic fowl, eggs, or meat for sale.
b. "Domestic Fowl" means a domestic bird known commonly as a chicken, of any age, either hen or cock.
c. "Health Officer" means the Director of the Health Department of Riverside County, or his designated representative.
d. "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, joint venture, corporation, association, club or organization.
Section 2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this ordinance is to establish fees sufficient to offset the expenses of the Health Officer in enforcing the Agriculture Solid Waste Management Standards, relating to the storage handling and disposal of waste materials generated as a result of the operation of a commercial poultry ranch, as set forth in Title 14, California Administrative Code, Section 17820, et seq.
Section 3. FEES REQUIRED. The fees required to be paid by any person operating a commercial poultry ranch shall be as established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.
Section 4. PAYMENT OF FEES/RECEIPTS.
a. The fees as required by this ordinance other than reinspection fees shall be on a calendar year basis and shall be payable to the Health Officer on or before the last day of the year which precedes the year for which the fees are required; provided, however, fees for calendar year 1978 shall be made within 30 days after the effective date of this ordinance and shall be calculated on a pro rata basis by quarters for the remaining period of the calendar year.
b. Upon payment of the fees as required by this ordinance other than reinspection fees, the Health Officer shall issue a receipt to the person making such payment on behalf of the commercial poultry ranch. A separate receipt shall be issued, upon payment of the required fees, for each commercial poultry ranch.
Section 5. REINSPECTION/FEE. In the event the Health Officer determines, upon a routine inspection of a commercial poultry ranch, that there are excessive vectors or any other adverse public health/well‑being related conditions at such ranch, a reinspection shall be conducted thereafter by the Health Officer to determine if corrective action has been taken by the person operating such ranch. A reinspection fee, as established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, shall be required to be paid by the person operating such ranch, and shall be payable to the Health Officer within 30 days after billing thereof by the Health Officer to such person.
Section 6. PENALTY. If any fee is not paid prior to the date as required by this ordinance, there shall be a penalty added to such fee and such penalty shall be equal to 20 percent of the fee.
Section 7. PRORATION. The fees as required by this ordinance other than reinspection fees shall be calculated on a pro rata basis by quarters for the remaining period of the calendar year, if: \
a. A new commercial poultry ranch is established after the first 3 months of the calendar year.
b. The number of domestic fowl maintained or kept within a commercial poultry ranch increases or decreases in such an amount as to affect the fee.
Section 8. TRANSFER FEE. In addition to the fees required by this ordinance, if a commercial poultry ranch is transferred to another person, or to another location within the unincorporated territory of the County, there shall be a transfer fee in the amount of $10.00 payable, upon such transfer, to the Health Officer by the person to whom the transfer was made or by the person who relocated the commercial poultry ranch, whichever is applicable.
Section 9. VIOLATION. Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of an infraction and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by (1) a fine not exceeding $50.00 for the first violation; (2) a fine not exceeding $100.00 for the second violation within one year; (3) a fine not exceeding $250.00 for each additional violation within one year. Each day the violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.
ADOPTED: 7‑18‑78 (Eff.: 8‑17‑78) (Oper. 9‑1‑78)