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FDL City Council Approves Chicken Ordinance

28-Oct-2015
The Fond du Lac City Council Wednesday night unanimously passed an amendment to a City ordinance that will allow people to keep chickens. It started out with a request from someone to raise 4 to 6 chickens. Councilman Gary Miller wanted an ordinance that was as well crafted as another the Council passed that allows honey bee keeping in the City. He said he didn't care what other cities comparable to the size of Fond du Lac were allowing. City Council President Lee Ann Lorrigan said she had gotten calls from people hoping the ordinance would pass. She says she got a call from a teacher, firefighter, people who gathered signatures on a petition supporting the ordinance change and she says they saw as a chance to hatch chickens and do a family project. The Council did approve one amendment before adopting the change to the ordinance.
Comments 14
Anonymous commented on 28-Oct-2015 08:17 PM3 out of 5 stars
They will work to approve chickens in the city but will not take up the issue of renaming the johnson street bridge to the fallen heroes bridge. That would honor our fallen police and military residents. The council are s bunch of lazy uncaring bums.
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 04:08 AM3 out of 5 stars
I bet peoples minds will change as soon as the roosters start roostering lol...

I grew up in the country and can EASILY hear my neighbor's ½mile away chickens in the morning. Multiply that by a few thousand birds and now you have a nuisance
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 07:26 AM3 out of 5 stars
What was the amendment? If it was to allow Roosters then I throw the challenge flag as myself and others did not oppose chickens being allowed but DEFINITELY OPPOSE ROOSTERS as those are the noisemakers in the crowd
Lee Ann Lorrigan commented on 29-Oct-2015 09:01 AM3 out of 5 stars
How cowardly to post an anonymous comment that our City Council is lazy. The issue of renaming the Johnson Street bridge has never been brought to our attention or put on our agenda. We have a very hard working, professional group of individuals on our City Council that sit through hours of weekly meetings in addition to their regular full-time job. Never do they ignore subjects, rather they gather information and make informed decisions. Get your facts straight and be thankful that we have dedicated folks that take the time out of their personal lives to do the job!

Lee Ann Lorrigan
President FDL City Council
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 09:13 AM3 out of 5 stars
I work 3rd shift so if roosters are allowed...I'm going to have a full freezer!
Ann Hupfer commented on 29-Oct-2015 09:34 AM3 out of 5 stars
Well said Ms Lorrigan. I think the City Council has definitely improved over the last few years at addressing citizen concerns. Thank you and the rest of the council for your dedication to our city. Although I am now a township resident I lived in the city for many years and I am in the city daily.
Walter commented on 29-Oct-2015 10:07 AM3 out of 5 stars
Citizens, attend the meetings, know the agenda and at the end of the agenda the open agenda begins, that's a good starting point to re-name a bridge or to oppose roosters. If duty is to be honored, do your own duty.

I believe the City and the County Governments are both working individually and collectively to keep us safe and improve our daily living.

Just 1 opinion...
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 12:30 PM3 out of 5 stars
It's only hens people... Get your facts straight. Fondy needs to continue to grow like other communities in WI and not be so closed minded and set in our ways! Great job city council for passing this!!!
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 01:08 PM3 out of 5 stars
Of coarse Lee Ann Lorrigan would weigh in with a response like that!!
Mary Porter commented on 29-Oct-2015 01:08 PM3 out of 5 stars
Thank you city council for working so hard to pass the ordinance for keeping chickens in the city of Fond du Lac.
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 01:13 PM3 out of 5 stars
If you want to have chickens......move to the country!!! This is THE CITY!!!
mike cardarelle commented on 29-Oct-2015 02:01 PM3 out of 5 stars
Miss Lorrigan,never mind those people with weak minds commenting about your council performance. Let them have a shot at it and see how they would ridicule,I am from NFDL,keep the good work up,and thanks for signing your name as others don't!!!
Anonymous commented on 29-Oct-2015 10:11 PM3 out of 5 stars
I been hoping we can have chickens,how can I find details about how many,chicken coop codes,and when this will go into effect?
Anonymous commented on 30-Oct-2015 07:48 AM3 out of 5 stars
There already is a Veterans Park and the Police and Fire have a Memorial Park.

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