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File #: 17-048    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/20/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/28/2017 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments Relating to Setback Requirements for Certain Livestock Facilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amending the Land Use Ordinance to reduce the existing building setback provisions for certain livestock facilities.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A-1 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Adoption_3mb, 2. Attachment A-2 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Denial, 3. Attachment B - Draft LUO Text Amendment-Domesticated Livestock_01-13-2017, 4. Attachment C - Excerpt from 15 ART-XII, 5. Attachment D - OC and PB Comments
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Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments Relating to Setback Requirements for Certain Livestock Facilities
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider amending the Land Use Ordinance to reduce the existing building setback provisions for certain livestock facilities.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333; Bob Hornik - 919-929-3905

INFORMATION: The Board of Aldermen discussed the existing provisions in Chapter 10 of the Town Code relating to domesticated livestock on September 9, 2014 and directed staff to draft an amendment that would regulate the number of allowable chickens based on setbacks rather than by lot size. Carrboro and Orange County staff met and discussed the topic with members of the Animal Control Board of Appeals. (Agenda materials from the September 9th meeting may be found at https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1901078&GUID=B12A114E-2EC6-428A-A72A-3BD0CC6B0DAE&Options=ID|Text|&Search=september )

In April 2015, the Board considered adopting a Unified Animal Control Ordinance (UAO) with Orange County, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough to provide more integrated services throughout the county, while retaining some Carrboro-specific standards within the corporate limits. In January 2016, subsequent to the Board's adoption of the UAO on November 10th, the Board of County Commissioners requested some minor changes to the document and adopted the updated version of the UAO effective March 2016. The Board of Aldermen reviewed these changes on January 26, 2016 and adopted the revised document. A year later on January 10, 2017, the Board identified those sections in Chapter 10 of the Town Code, Animal Control, that were to remain in effect within the Town of Carrboro corporate limits.

Planning staff has continued to work with the Police Department, Orange County Animal Services, and other...

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