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File #: 17-051    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/22/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/28/2017 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Town Code Amendments to Modify Livestock Provisions Pertaining to Chickens and Rabbits PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amendments to the Town Code Amendments pertaining to chicken and rabbits.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Excerpt from Previous Version of Chapter 10 of Town Code, 2. Attachment B - Draft Updated Version of Chapter 10 of Town Code, 3. Attachment C - Draft Version of Backyard Chicken Brochure
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Consideration of Town Code Amendments to Modify Livestock Provisions Pertaining to Chickens and Rabbits
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amendments to the Town Code Amendments pertaining to chicken and rabbits.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department; Police Department; Orange County Animal Control Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Christina Moon - 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; MartyRoupe - 919-918-7333, mroupe@townofcarrboro.org; Randy Dodd - 919-918-7326, rdodd@townofcarrboro.org; Jeff Kleaveland - 919-918-7332, jkleaveland@townofcarrboro.org; Chief Walter Horton - 919-918-7408, whorton@townofcarrboro.org; Robert Marotto, Orange County Animal Services - 919-942-7387, extension 221, bmarotto@orangecountync.org

INFORMATION: On January 24,, 2017, the Board of Aldermen set a public hearing for February 28th to consider Land Use Ordinance amendments related to Town Code provisions that modify dimensional requirements for certain livestock facilities. The LUO amendments have been prepared to update and improve the Town's regulations for keeping chickens and rabbits, especially on smaller lots in Town. Information about the related livestock ordinance provisions are presented in this agenda item. An earlier version of Chapter 10, Animal Control, which predates the adoption of the County's Unified Animal Ordinance (UAO) is provided for reference (Attachment A), as well as a copy of the draft ordinance amending Chapter 10 (Attachment B). A draft informational flyer is also attached that the town will make available to prospective permit applicants (Attachment C).

The Board of Aldermen has been exploring potential changes to the small animal related provisions of the Town Code since the fall of 2014. Agenda materials from the earliest meeting, September 9, 2014, may be located at https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1...

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