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    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
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    Pygmy goats in a residential zone?

    We just finished he battle with chickens (now allowed based on lot size) and now it appear pygmy goats are next in the ring. A homeowner was cited for having pygmy goats which at the present time, is not permitted. Just received her application today for a zone text amendment to allow them on less than one acre. Does anybody out there is Cyburbia-land work for a jurisdiction that allows pygmy goats?

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    In KS, only the governing body or planning commission can ask for a text amendment.

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    Lincoln City, Oregon allows them as follows:

    A. Small Animals. Up to three small animals may be kept accessory to each business establishment or dwelling unit on a lot, except as follows:
    1. In no case is more than one miniature potbelly pig allowed per business establishment or dwelling unit.
    2. In single-family zones,
    a. accessory dwelling units shall not be considered separate dwelling units for the purpose of this section;
    b. up to four small animals are permitted on lots of at least 20,000 square feet; and
    c. one additional small animal is permitted for each 5,000 square feet of lot area in excess of 20,000 square feet. Accessory structures, including kennels, for four or more animals must be at least ten feet from any other lot in a residential zone.



    “Small animals” means animals commonly kept as household pets, other than animals such as aquarium fish, reptiles, hamsters, gerbils, or cage birds such as finches, canaries, and parakeets, and includes the following:
    1. Cats (Felis catus);
    2. Dogs (Canis familiaris) but not dog-wolf hybrids;
    3. Rabbits (Leporidae);
    4. Vietnamese, Chinese, or Asian Potbelly Pigs (Sus scrofa bittatus) but not any greater than 22 inches in height at the shoulder or more than 150 pounds in weight;
    5. Miniature, pygmy, or dwarf goats, but not any greater than 24 inches in height at the shoulder or more than 100 pounds in weight, and not any that have not been de-horned, or any un-neutered adult male goats.

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    Great code, but you may have to amend is. Why? Pet capybaras. They're the world's largest rodent, about the same size as a medium-sized dog.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Horny Goats?

    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    5. Miniature, pygmy, or dwarf goats, but not any greater than 24 inches in height at the shoulder or more than 100 pounds in weight, and not any that have not been de-horned, or any un-neutered adult male goats.
    Planners administering zoning ordinances are often asked the meaning behind particular provisions. I have such a question. Though I'm not sure if it's more for education or entertainment. Perhaps it's both. Anywho.....

    What's up with horn and neuter provisions?

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