Ordinances – CITY OF ST. FRANCIS

ST. FRANCIS, MN

ANOKA COUNTY

RESOLUTION 2017 – 29 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 231, SECOND SERIES, BY TITLE AND SUMMARY

WHEREAS, the city council of the City of St. Francis has adopted Ordinance No. 231, Second Series, an ordinance to amend local regulations regarding the keeping of chickens; and

WHEREAS, the ordinance is lengthy; and

WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes, section 412.191, subd. 4, allows publication by title and summary in the case of lengthy ordinances or those containing charts or maps; and

WHEREAS, the City Council believes that the following summary would clearly inform the public of the intent and effect of the ordinance.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of St. Francis, that the City Clerk shall cause the following summary of Ordinance No. 231 Second Series, be published in the official newspaper in lieu of the entire ordinance:

Public Notice

The City Council of the City of St. Francis has adopted Ordinance No. 231, Second Series, an ordinance amending local regulations regarding the keeping of chickens. The keeping of urban chickens has become a popular hobby for many people, and the new regulations will expand the opportunity to own chickens to more citizens of the City. Chickens will only be allowed in the A-1, A-2, A-3, R-R, R-1 and R-2 zoning districts. Existing rules will remain in place for properties of five acres or more, and new regulations will now govern the keeping of Chickens on lots of less than five acres. The new rules limit the number of chickens that can be kept, prohibits on-site butchering, requires a pen and a run, and requires establishment of a waste management plan. Regulations are outlined as to where a pen and run can be located on a property, and guidelines for permits to allow the raising of chickens are established. The full ordinance text is available for inspection at City Hall during regular business hours, and will be emailed or sent to any party upon request.

Mayor Steven D. Feldman

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of St. Francis that the City Clerk keep a copy of the ordinance at city hall for public inspection, and that a full copy of the ordinance be posted in a public place within the city.

Adopted this 18th day of September, 2017 by the City of St. Francis City Council with voting as follows:

Mayor Steve Feldman: Yay

Rich Skordahl: Yay

Robert Bauer: Yay

Jerry Tveit: Nay

Joe Muehlbauer: Yay

Mayor Steven D. Feldman

ATTEST:

Barbara I. Held, City Clerk

Published in the

Anoka County UnionHerald

September 22, 2017

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