By Carla Kolbe
MAYFIELD — Village trustees adopted their first local law of the year on Monday, taking aim at exotic pets.
The new law allows the village board to enact penalties for offenses for the possession and harboring of farm animals, exotic animals or reptiles.
A public hearing was held Monday, with no resistance to the proposed law.
The restrictions state that no person shall possess, keep or harbor any farm animal without a minimum of 2 acres of land, either for profit or as a family pet, within the corporate limits of the village of Mayfield.
The law further states no person shall possess, keep or harbor any exotic animal or reptile in a single or multiple family dwelling.
All endangered, threatened and special-concern fish and wildlife species as listed in the Code of Federal Regulations or in the list maintained by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife are prohibited as well.
Anyone found in violation may be punished with a fine, imprisonment or both, according to the new local law.