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Raising livestock in town on city agenda PDF Print E-mail
Written by Chandra L. Mattingly   
Monday, January 28, 2013 9:40 PM

Aurora Plan Commission canceled its Thursday, Jan. 24, meeting, and will meet this week instead, said Aurora City Attorney Jeff Stratman.

Plan commission president and city councilman Joe Milish said at the Monday, Jan. 21, city council meeting that plan commission would meet Jan. 24 to consider a request to allow 4-H members to raise small livestock within city limits.

The plan commission meeting, however, has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, said Stratman.

Depending on how that meeting goes, Aurora City Council may meet immediately after the 5 p.m. Aurora Utility Board meeting Monday, Feb. 4, to potentially discuss the issue again, said Stratman. Both meetings will be in the city building, Third and Main streets.

The request, made of city council Jan. 21 by Milish, would allow 4-H members to raise hooved animals maturing under 90 lb. and poultry within city limits if they did not create an obnoxious noise, smell or sight nuisance. But a motion made by Milish failed for lack of a second.
Goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens and other poultry would fit that description.