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No ‘fowl’ here says Bowling Green Aldermen

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm

By Ethan Colbert

On Monday evening, the City of Bowling Green Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to uphold the city’s ban on poultry being raised within the city limits.
According to a previous Times article, a resident had approached the Board of Aldermen and asked to reconsider the city’s ban on laying hens.
Sherry Comer, the resident, said she hoped the city would enact something similar to the City of Louisiana’s ordinance, which allows for a homeowner to own up to five laying hens as long as the hens are kept in an approved enclosure.
The homeowner would also pay a one time $25 permit fee and a $10 annual fee per laying hen, according to Comer’s reading of the Louisiana ordinance.
When discussing the Louisiana ordinance on Monday evening, Ward II Aldermen Terry Burris said he was opposed to overturning the city’s ban.
His comments were followed by Bowling Green City Administrator Barb Allison who said she had concerns about property maintenance.
“We have such an issue as it is with property maintenance within the city,” Allison said. “When I drive around town, it is a little disheartening to see some of these properties.”

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