Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - June 4, 2013
June 4, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #42

Ordinance 13-15 - Farm Animal Definition related to "Chickens"

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Planning Division Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841

Action Requested


Based upon the evidence presented, comments made at the Public Hearing, the action of the Planning Commission, and finding the request to be CONSISTENT with the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan, I move to ADOPT Manatee County Ordinance 13-15, amending the Manatee County Land Development Code (Ordinance 90-01, as amended), and as recommended by the Planning Commission.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Manatee County Comprehensive Plan

Manatee County Land Development Code

Background Discussion
  • This ordinance is to amend the definitions relative to “Farm Animal” so as to delete the regulation of chickens from the regulations applicable to farm animals; adding a cross reference to the location of regulations applicable to chickens in the Manatee Code of Ordinances.
  • The Board has directed staff to draft a separate ordinance pertaining to the regulation of chickens in urban areas. This is a separate item that will be brought before the Board of County Commissioners at a future date.
  • On April 11, 2013, by a vote of 6 – 0, the Planning Commission recommended approval.
  • There were no public comments at the April 11, 2013 Planning Commission public hearing.
  • The BOCC had the first reading of this Ordinance at the May 2, 2013 public hearing. No action was necessary at that hearing.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Written Comments available from Sarah Schenk.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward a copy of the executed document to bobbi.roy@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ordinance 13-15 - Chickens - LDC Amendment - 6-4-13.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit A- Definitions - Chickens - Ord. 13-15 -6-4-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Ordinance 13-15 - Chickens - 6-4-13.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - Ordinance 13-15 - Chickens - 6-4-13 BOCC.pdf