COLUMBIA CITY â€” In Tuesdayâ€™s meeting, the Columbia City Common Council recommended back to the Animal Ordinance Committee that they would not like to see a chicken ordinance.
The discussion was brought up after Robin Lahrman made a presentation at the councilâ€™s last meeting April 10, suggesting there be a change to the cityâ€™s ordinance to allow chickens (hens) in city limits.
Mayor Ryan Daniel addressed the council in Tuesdayâ€™s meeting asking them to talk about the feedback they received as well as their own concerns.
â€śPeople are very adamant, whether pro or con,â€ť said Weigold. â€śItâ€™s interesting how strongly opinionated people are on this issue.â€ť
Several of the council members said they heard a majority of negative feedback with people asking how this would be regulated and who would regulate it. This posed many questions for the council.
â€śAre we creating another issue that we are going to have to address?â€ť asked councilman Weigold. â€śSome people will maintain their chickens appropriately and some will not.â€ť
After discussing these issues, the Council decided to send its recommendation back to the Animal Ordinance Committee.