Kaneville to re-evaluate poultry ordinance

By on May 26, 2012

by David Maas
KANEVILLE—After some inquiries on the current ordinance concerning the keeping of poultry within village limits, the Kaneville Board of Trustees has decided to look into adopting a new one.

“We’ve called around to surrounding municipalities,” trustee Paul Ross said. “Right now, we technically have someone not in the guidelines of the ordinance, but there is a possibility we will change the ordinance.”

Under the current ordinance, a resident can keep poultry on their property if it is 1 acre in size. A current resident is keeping poultry at .95 acres.

“I personally have no problem with it,” Ross said.

While drawing up a new ordinance, the trustees will look at various things, including a new allowable lot size, maintenance and care, and what types of poultry will be allowed.

“This community came from a farming community. It’s important to remember that,” Ross said.

The next step for the village is to hold a public meeting, tentatively set for Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m.