Public supports poultry

Following public hearing on owning chickens, Saratoga Planning Commission directs Zoning Officer Emery Penner to write draft ordinance

Many members of the public showed up in strong support of a proposed chicken ordinance during a public hearing at the May 14 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting.

During a previous Saratoga Town Council meeting, resident Jon Nelson presented a proposed ordinance that would allow people to own chickens on residential lots within town limits, which is currently mostly illegal.

Under Saratoga municipal code 18.42.150, the owning of chickens is prohibited in residential zones with a few exceptions. These exceptions are outlined for animals raised for 4H or FFA purposes, or for areas greater than f...


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