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File #: 101416    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2011 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 5/24/2011
Effective date: 7/28/2011    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to the keeping of chickens in the city.
Sponsors: ALD. KOVAC, James N. Witkowiak, ALD. ZIELINSKI, ALD. COGGS, ALD. BAUMAN
Indexes: ANIMALS
Attachments: 1. Support Letter from DCD, 2. PROP SUB A - Kovac.pdf, 3. Health Department Letter.pdf, 4. Hearing Notice List, 5. LRB126031-6 Chickens Substitute 2 - Kovac.pdf, 6. Notice Published on 6-13-11
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/13/20112 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
6/3/20112 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/20112 COMMON COUNCIL TAKEN FROM COMMITTEE

Minutes note: The question was put: Have the requirements of section 4-21 of the Milwaukee City Charter been satisfied with respect to this motion. The Clerk indicated that they had been satisfied.
Pass10:3 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/20112 COMMON COUNCIL AMENDED

Minutes note: Identified as amendment #2.
Pass10:3 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/20112 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass8:5 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20111 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Individuals present: Ald. Kovac Tom Mishefske - DNS, Adm. Mary Turk - LRB Angie Hagy - Health Dept Kevin Hulbert - Health Dept Ald. Kovac presented proposed Sub B and also a sumary of the substitute ordinance relating to the keeping of chickens in the city. Ald. Puente accepted Sub B for discussion at committee. There were no objections. Ald. Davis said that the ordinance needs to specify which commissioner, health dept or dept of neighborhood services. The language needs to be more specific. Ald. Davis will support this ordinance after he made some contacts with neighborhoods blockwatch captains of his district. Individuals present in favor of this ordinance: Dr. Teresa Antkenin Ms. Jodi Ms. Melissa Godeen Ms. Erin Stokel Mr. Jason Hass 3422 S Pensylvania Ave Ms. Jessica Lane Mr. Dave Roselin Ms. Jaime , Science teacher
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/12/20111 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/20111 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/20111 CITY CLERK Sponsor added   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20111 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20111 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/1/20110 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
101416
Version
SUBSTITUTE 3
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. KOVAC, WITKOWIAK, ZIELINSKI, COGGS AND BAUMAN
Title
A substitute ordinance relating to the keeping of chickens in the city.
Sections
60-7-8 cr
78-5-1 am
78-5-2-a am
78-5-4 am
78-6.5 cr
78-39 am
Analysis
This ordinance allows the keeping of up to 4 chickens on a residential premise, provided the following:
1. The applicant shall obtain a permit. The permit fee shall be $35 at the time of application.
2. Prior to the issuance of a permit, the applicant shall obtain the written consent of the owner of the property where the chickens shall be kept and owners of all directly or diagonally abutting properties, including those across an alley. This written consent shall be provided at the time of application.
3. No person shall keep any rooster.
4. No person shall slaughter any chickens.
5. Chickens shall be provided with fresh water at all times and adequate amounts of feed.
6. Chickens shall be provided with a sanitary and adequately-sized covered enclosure, or coop, and shall be kept in the covered enclosure or a sanitary and adequately-sized and accessible fenced enclosure, or yard, at all times.
7. Chicken coops shall be constructed in a workmanlike manner, be moisture-resistant and either raised up off the ground or placed on a hard surface such as concrete, patio block or gravel.
8. Chicken coops and yards shall be constructed and maintained to reasonably prevent the collection of standing water, and shall be cleaned of hen droppings, uneaten feed, feathers and other waste daily and as is necessary to ensure the coop and yard do not become a health, odor or other nuisance.
9. Chicken coops and yards together shall be large enough to provide at least 16 square feet per chicken.
10. No enclosure shall be located closer than 25 feet to any residential structure on an adjacent lot.
11. No enclosure shall be located in the front yard of a dwelling.
12. No person shall keep chickens t...

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