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File #: 14-1728    Version: 1 Name: 12/15/14 Ord to Amend Section 9:42 (Keeping Chickens) of City Code
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/15/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/2/2015 Final action: 2/2/2015
Enactment date: 1/20/2015 Enactment #: ORD-14-28
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:42 of Chapter 107 (Animals - Keeping Chickens) of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-14-28)
Sponsors: Chuck Warpehoski
Attachments: 1. 14-28 Chicken Ordinance Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. 14-28 Chicken Ordinance Briefed and Approved.docx, 3. 14-28 ORD 14-28 As Amended 012015 Briefed, 4. ORD 14-28 Proposed Amendment to include Grand Rapids notice, 5. ORD 14-28 Proposed Amendment to include keeping ducks, 6. ORD 14-28 Chapter 107 - Keeping Chickens proposed substitute, 7. ORD 14-28 Keeping Chickens Chapter 107 as Amended 010515, 8. 14-28 Briefed.pdf, 9. Ord Am 9 42 Keeping Chickens.pdf, 10. 14-28 Chicken Ordinance Approval Notice.pdf
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:42 of Chapter 107 (Animals - Keeping Chickens) of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-14-28)
Memorandum
The attached ordinance amendment to Code Section 9:42 is sponsored by Council Member Warpehoski.

The amendment removes the requirement to obtain the written consent of the owners of all residentially zoned adjacent properties in order to get a permit. The amendment also increases the allowable number of chickens from four to six.
Staff
Prepared by: Kristen Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Sponsored by: Council member Warpehoski
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-14-28


First Reading: December 15, 2014 Approved: February 2, 2015
January 5, 2015
January 20, 2015
Public Hearing: January 5, 2015 Published: February 5, 2015
January 20, 2015
Effective: April 6, 2015

ANIMALS
(KEEPING OF CHICKENS)

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 9:42 OF CHAPTER 107 (ANIMALS) OF TITLE IX OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF ANN ARBOR

The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:

Section 1. That Section 9:42 of Chapter 107 of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:

9:42. - Keeping of chickens.

(1) Any person who keeps chickens in the City of Ann Arbor shall, depending on the number of chickens the person will keep, obtain either a 2-bird permit or a 6-bird permit from the city prior to acquiring the chickens. A 6-bird permit is required for the keeping of more than two (2) chickens. No 6-bird permit shall be issued to a person, by the city, and no chickens shall be allowed to be kept if one or more of the persons to whom notice is sent as provided in subsection (2) objects to the issuance of the 6-bird permit A 2-bird permit is required for the keeping of one (1) or two (2) chickens and may be issued despite the objection(s) by any person(s). To qualify for a 2-bird permit an individual must have no violations of this Chapter for the...

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