This provision regulates the keeping of chickens for non-commercial purposes in all districts, including allowing them to be kept in non-agricultural, residential areas on lots that are at least 20,000 square feet. It also permits the sale of surplus chicken eggs directly to an end user or as a donation to a local food bank. It also allows 4-H projects or other youth projects, additional chickens may be kept for a temporary time with permission.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
See references to "youth projects" and "food bank." § 200-98(E)(12).
See this language: "to protect the public health in residential areas"(§ 200-98(E)(9)), and "this chapter has been enacted to promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of West Brandywine Township. Promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of West Brandywine Township" (§ 200-2).
Zoning chapter refers to community development objective of "conserve natural resources by maintaining environmental stability" and preserving "the rural character" of the town. See § 200-3.
Zoning chapter refers to "conserving the value of land and buildings." § 200-2.
The purpose of the zoning code in general is as follows: "This chapter has been enacted to promote the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of West Brandywine Township…" § 200-2.
General administrative duties pertaining to the Zoning Officer are provided, including review and issuance of permits. § 200-156.
"Any person, partnership or corporation who or which has violated or permitted the violation of any provisions of this chapter shall, upon being found liable therefor in a civil enforcement proceeding commenced by a Township, pay a judgment of not more than $1,000 plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney fees incurred by a Township as a result thereof." § 200-169(A).
Section 200-98 is located in Part II (General Legislation), Chapter 200 (Zoning), Article XIV (General Standards). History: Added 5-2-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-05.