Terre Haute City Council waiting to decide on chicken ordinance

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Published on December 6, 2019 -
Terre Haute City Council waiting to decide on chicken ordinance

Terre Haute City Council waiting to decide on chicken ordinance

Having chickens within the city limits of terre haute... right now it's illegal -- but some are trying to change that.

Good evening and thank you for joining us.

It's a story we've been following for you for a few months now.

News 10's sarah lehman joins us now live in front of city hall.

She has more on what they talked about tonight.

Rondrell... nothing will change anytime soon when it comes to chickens being in city limits.

In the city council meeting here tonight many people brought up concerns they have with the wording of a new ordinacne.

Tonight was the first reading for a new general ordinance.

It would allow chickens to be kept within the city limits of terre haute.

This is something a special committee has been working on for a few weeks.

Tonight -- many people stood in front of the council and gave their opinions on the ordinance.

Most people are for the idea.

One man even told a story about his friends daughter who is allergic to eggs -- except the ones their chickens lay.

Others are worried about the change to animal control and code enforcement.

City council president martha crossen says these concerns are pretty typical for a change like this.

This kind of ordinance it's a good idea to take it slow and make sure we've got it in form that's going to work for our community.

This is the ordinance right here.

It's about 5 pages long and explains all of the rules and regulations for having chickens in the city limit.

We'll link you to this on our website w-t-h-i-t-v dot com.

Again -- nothing was voted on tonight.

This ordinance will be on the city council agenda agian next week at their regularly scheduled meeting.

Reporting live in terre haute i'm sarah lehman news 10 back to you.

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