Chicken debate continues in Greensburg

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Chicken debate continues in Greensburg
Greensburg, In. — Greensburg common council will consider a measure that could allow families to have up to four hens at least 20 feet from the property line in the city limits Monday, November 6 at 7 pm.

Following a tie vote at the October meeting council members elected to take time to talk to more constituents and review policies from other cities.

Council members heard from at least one resident that had problems with a neighbor raising chickens. The resident told officials he was concerned for his young children and possible sanitary issues. He also stated the birds created problems while he conducted lawn maintenance.

City workers reported that letters have been sent to at least three residents that illegally have chickens in the city limits. Reports indicate the letter notification and following process can take 30 days or longer.

Evansville, Brownsburg, Bloomington, Columbus and Greenfield have ordinances that allow and control flocks.