Kenai City Council Debating Residential Chicken Allowances Tonight

The Kenai City Council is scheduled to meet tonight, one ordinance up for public hearing tonight is to make changes to the city’s livestock code to allow residences under 40,000 square feet to keep up to 12 chickens, just hens, at their residences.

The ordinance is authored by council member Mike Boyle. In a memo from Kenai City Manager Rick Koch, in the past five years, there have been no applications for a conditional use permit to house chickens  Koch said that it is important to note that lots 40,000 square feet or larger are allowed to house livestock given conditions provided in code  There are a number of properties 40,000 square feet and larger that have chickens without conflict to surrounding properties.

The council will hold a public hearing on this tonight, during the meeting set to begin at 7:00pm at the Kenai City Council Chambers.

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