Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 2, 2013
REVISED May 2, 2013 Land Use Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Ordinance 13-15 - Land Development Code Amendment - Definition of Farm Animals (Chickens) - Legislative - Kathleen Thompson

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kathleen Thompson, AICP

Division Manager

941-748-4501 ext. 6841

Action Requested
No Action Necessary. This is the first of two required public hearings; the second public hearing is TENTATIVELY scheduled for June 4, 2013.

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.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
Written comments available from Sarah Schenk.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Ordinance 13-15 - Chickens - LDC Amendment - 5-2-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Exhibit A- Definitions - Chickens - Ord. 13-15 - 5-2-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Copy of Newspaper Advertising - Ord. 13-15 Chickens - 5-2-13 BC.pdf
Attachment:  Public Comments - Ordinance 13-15 - Chickens - 5-2-13 BOCC.pdf