Milton City Council votes down chicken plan
There will be no chickens in Milton backyards.
That's the takeaway from a Milton City Council meeting Wednesday night, where a proposal to allow chickens in residential areas was struck down.
David Adams, Brett Frazier, Maxine Striegl and Don Vruwink voted in favor of the motion to deny. Anissa Welch was the lone vote against the motion.
At the council's July 27 meeting, a proposal to allow backyard chickens was approved by a 4-3 vote, with Mayor Tom Chesmore casting the tie-breaking ballot. City Attorney Mark Schroeder drafted an ordinance regulating the keeping of chickens on residential property.
The ordinance would have prohibited any resident from having a male chicken or more than six female chickens, keeping chickens outside of a coop or enclosure, and building coops within 15 feet of any property line. The ordinance would also have required written consent from all of the petitioner's neighbors.
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