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Fayetteville City Council To Review Rezonings

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 5 a.m.

City Council members will consider four rezoning requests next month that could bring new commercial and residential development to town.

At A Glance

Urban Agriculture

Fayetteville planning commissioners said Monday they want more details before signing off on ordinance changes to promote urban agriculture. The proposal would allow goats, bees and more chickens and ducks in non-agricultural zones.

Several commissioners said they want specific requirements for how large a beehive could be and how tall a fence must be to enclose animals. Commissioner Craig Honchell said neighbors should be notified if beehives are going in next door. Commissioner Tracy Hoskins said goats, in particular, should be confined to someone’s backyard. Planning commissioners will review the proposal Jan. 13.

Source: Staff Report

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