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By Mount Vernon News
July 16, 2013 11:11 am EDT

 

UTICA — Attendance was light when Utica Village Council met Monday evening at Utica town hall. Absent for the July council meeting were council members John Rodeniser and Jack Raines as well as village solicitor Sara Light.

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Council was addressed by village resident Neil Pierce who, after meeting with Utica Police Chief Bigler, was questioning his ability to keep seven chickens on his property on South Main Street and not be in violation of the village’s ordinances. A village ordinance states that animal structures such as Pierce’s must not be “within 100 feet of an inhabited dwelling house other than the owner.” Pierce currently has a 4-by-8-foot chicken coop and a 4-by-12-foot run which will be less than 100 feet from the Family Dollar store being built near his property on South Main Street. He claims the store entrance and parking lot will be on the opposite side of the building as his chickens, and that only a dumpster and loading dock will be on the side of his chicken coop. Pierce said he would be able to move his chicken coop and run to a different site if necessary, but didn’t want to move them only to move them again later if a problem arose.

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