Sample Ordinance text?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by scottws, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. scottws

    scottws New Egg

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    Hi,
    I am getting ready to begin communication with my local elected folks about changing our current law to allow for chickens. Does anyone have sample text I could provide? I want to make it as easy as possible for the overworked politicians.. [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance,
    Scott
     
  2. conradpdx

    conradpdx Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    b) Permit. A person desiring to keep cattle, horses, sheep, goats, fowl or swine within the city shall obtain a permit, which shall include such conditions of shelter and maintenance as may be prescribed by the city. If the designated city officer, after viewing the premises and the conditions, approves such permit for the keeping and harboring of animals or fowl within the city, the application for the permit shall be submitted to the city council for its consideration, and the council may either grant or deny such application. If granted, the permit shall permit the keeping and harboring of the animals or fowl within the city only at the pleasure of, in the discretion of, and until the further order of the council.​
     
  4. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Yikes, I find that to be poorly written. It leaves too much open to interpretation by some arbitrary city official. What are the conditions? What is he inspecting for? What would be terms for denial? Would a single complaint to the council be grounds for revoking a permit, since it is at their complete discretion?
     
  5. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    It leaves too much open to interpretation by some arbitrary city official. What are the conditions? What is he inspecting for? What would be terms for denial? Would a single complaint to the council be grounds for revoking a permit, since it is at their complete discretion?

    Exactly - that's why I don't have a permit. [​IMG]
     

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