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File #: 63905    Version: 1 Name: Chickens at Centers as Accessory Use
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 3/2/2021 Final action: 3/2/2021
Enactment date: 3/16/2021 Enactment #: ORD-21-00020
Title: Amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Keeping of Chickens as an Accessory Use for Recreation, Community or Neighborhood Centers.
Sponsors: Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster
Attachments: 1. Zoning Text Memo 2-22-21.pdf

Fiscal Note

No appropriation required.

Title

Amending Section 28.151 of the Madison General Ordinances to add Keeping of Chickens as an Accessory Use for Recreation, Community or Neighborhood Centers.

Body

DRAFTER’S ANALYSIS:    This ordinance amends the supplemental regulations for Keeping of Chickens to allow the keeping of up to six (6) chickens as an accessory use to a recreation, community or neighborhood center.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

1.                     The supplemental regulation for “Keeping of Chickens” in Section 28.151 entitled “Applicability” of Subchapter 28J entitled “Supplemental Regulations” is hereby amended as follows:

Keeping of Chickens.

(a)                     Keeping of up to four (4) chickens is allowed as an accessory use on lots with up to four (4) dwelling units.

(b)                     Keeping of up to six (6) chickens is allowed as an accessory use to a museum, or school, or day care center, or recreation, community or neighborhood center.

(c)                     Keeping of roosters is prohibited.

(d)                     Slaughter of chickens is prohibited on site.

(e)                     The chickens shall be provided with a covered enclosure and must be kept in the covered enclosure or a fenced enclosure at all times.

(f)                     The enclosure shall be located at least twenty-five (25) feet from any residential structure on an adjacent lot.

(g)                     The owner, operator or tenant must obtain a license under Sec. 9.52, MGO.

(h)                     The applicant for the license must notify all residents of the property and the owner or operator of the property if the applicant is not the owner or operator. Notification is not required for renewal of a license.”