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Centralia P&Z issues fowl guidelines

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:12 am

An audience of 10 showed for the September 26 meeting of Centralia’s Planning and Zoning Commission.

Andrew Power with one of his chickens at his residence in northeast Centralia

Chickens and other fowl were among the topics.

The proposed changes in the city ordinances regarding raising chickens within city limits brought some new faces to the meeting.

Andrew Power, along with his father Marty, was there to discuss the square-footage requirements of the changes.

“That would eliminate 99 percent of those raising chickens in the city,” Andrew asked, “Six chickens how did you guys come up with that?”

“It’s better than none,” Centralia Mayor Chris Cox said.

Andrew Power asked what cities the commission was basing the new ordinance on.

City Administrator Heather Russell said they used Higginsville as a model for much of it, as well as Brookfield and Mountain View.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.