Should the raising of hens be allowed in the city limits of Warsaw? The Warsaw Common Council voted down the proposed ordinance last month, but with two members absent, the topic is being discussed again on Monday.
The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the city hall where a second reading on the proposed ordinance will be held. Last month, councilman Mike Klondaris and Jerry Frush voted in favor of allowing hens in the city, but Diane Quance, Elaine Call and Cindy Dobbins balked at the proposal. With Jeff Grose and Charlie Smith absent, a 4-1 vote was needed for approval.
Nothing has changed under the proposed ordinance that will again be discussed Monday night. In short, those who want to raise hens — roosters are prohibited — will be required to complete a class through the Kosciusko County Purdue Extension Office, apply for and hold a current and valid permit from the Warsaw Planning Department at a cost of $35, maintain an enclosed chicken coop that meets certain guidelines and be limited to the number of hens they may keep.
The meeting is open to the public.