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File #: 17-0666    Version: 1 Name: 5/1/2017 Ord Am Sec 9:42 Keeping Chickens
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/15/2017 Final action: 5/15/2017
Enactment date: 5/1/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-06
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:42 of Chapter 107, Animals, of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-06)
Sponsors: Zachary Ackerman
Attachments: 1. ORD-17-06 Briefed and Approved.pdf, 2. ORD-17-06 Ord Amendment 9.42 Briefed.pdf, 3. Ord Amendment 9.42
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Section 9:42 of Chapter 107, Animals, of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-17-06)
Memorandum
This amendment would allow chickens to be raised in schools. The amendment supports the curriculum of Summers Knoll's third and fourth grade class.

The County Health Department and the Ann Arbor Public Schools has been apprised of the intent to introduce an amendment to Ann Arbor City Code for this purpose. No comments were received from either entity as yet.
Staff
Prepared by: Kristen Larcom, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Sponsored by: Council Member Ackerman
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-17-06

First Reading: May 1, 2017 Approved: May 15, 2017
Public Hearing: May 15, 2017 Published: May 17, 2017
Effective: May 27, 2017

ANIMALS

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 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 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 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 1 or 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 previous 5 years. Written statements waiving the distance requirement in subsection (3) below are required for both 2-bird and 6-bird permits and shall be submitted at the time of applicat...

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