Almost two years of hard work has led us to this- The Planning Commissioner will present a list a code amendments to the Board. Among the amendments is a change concerning poultry on less than two acres. There will be a Public Hearing at this meeting for the Amendments. The Amendments will be voted on in February, after a second public hearing. If you care about legalized poultry, or private property, you must attend this meeting and stand up for your Rights!
The Planning Commission suggests a Special Land Use Permit to own a chicken or a duck. You would have to do the following:
• file an application for a Permit at least two months in advance
• include a $1,000 application fee- which is non refundable if the permit is denied
• include a $300 refundable deposit for County signs that have to be posted on their property, and cost $9 each
• include a current plot plan and boundary survey stamped by a registered engineer, architect, land planner or land surveyor
• attend the Zoning Hearing
• send a first class letter to all property owners within a 1,000 foot radius
After all of this, your application will be subject to the normal fifteen special land use considerations, and an addition four considerations, just for animals- including the number of animals, the size and architectural style of the coop, and buffering or screening measures for adjacent properties.