XXIV: BSC Pet Policy
Warm blooded animals are not allowed in the Berkeley Student Cooperative.
A. To insure a safe environment for members
B. To minimize number of animals & avoid problems associated w/large pet pop
C. To minimize the spread of allergens in the common living spaces
Discovery of an unauthorized pet leads to the following remediation:
A. 1st Offence within a fiscal year:
- 1) Up to $250 individual/$500 fine assessed to house/apartment complex where pet is discovered.
- a. If the owner of the pet is readily identified, only the owner is billed. If the owner cannot be identified, the room or unit the pet belongs to is billed. If the room or apartment unit the pet belongs to cannot be identified the entire house/apartment complex is billed.
- b. Apartment complex is an entire apartment including all apartment units (e.g. Rochdale).
- c. Helper Animals are not subject to the pet policy.
- 2) A 15 day notice is given.
- 3) Member must remove the pet within 15 days or their membership will be terminated
- 4) Central housekeeping cleaning of common spaces billed to the house/apartment unit as needed.
- 5) If the pet is discovered in an unoccupied room or apartment complex common area that room will also be cleaned by central housekeeping. This cost is also billed to the house/apartment unit.
B. Repeat Offence (w/same or different pet)
- 1) The fine is doubled based on what was last assessed in the same fiscal year.
- 2) The same steps of pet removal and cleaning as above are taken.
- 3) A member with more than one offence of pet policy is subject to eviction.
XXIV Trial Policy Exception
A BSC Unit (in this case, Kingman Hall) may maintain chickens exclusively for egg production, provided that:
- A) The number of chickens is not to exceed 1 per every 8 unit residents, with a maximum of 10 per unit.
- B) The animals are housed in accordance with City of Berkeley enclosure requirements; i.e. 25 feet from any neighboring dwellings. In addition, the chickens must be kept at least 25 feet from the entrance to the unit.
- C) The enclosure must be approved by the unit's central maintenance supervisor before chickens take residence. The enclosure design must prevent waste runoff, particularly into nearby water sources.
- D) Units electing to maintain chickens must appoint 1 member caretaker for every 3 chickens. The chicken coop must be maintained in a sanitary manner, and be regularly cleaned, in order to prevent any accumulation of manure or offal.
- E) Units must re-approve chicken husbandry within the first month of each rent period.
- F) Caretakers will check the coop daily for eggs, and refrigerate them immediately. Eggs harvested from unit-raised chickens will be labeled accordingly, and be used only for personal meals.