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St. Joseph City Chicken Ordinance (November 2011)

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A St. Joseph City Chicken Ordinance measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the city of St. Joseph which is in Berrien County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 349 (37.7%)
  • NO 575 (62.3%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to allow residents to keep up to four chickens on their property, with consent of their neighbors. This measure was brought to the ballot by a successful petition drive by a 13 year old resident of the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The proposed Ordinance would: Repeal Chapter 7, Section 7-2 of the City of St. Joseph Code of Ordinances and replace it. Establish regulations for the keeping of chickens. Permit up to four (4) chickens to be kept on a property within the City of St. Joseph. Require permission of the adjacent neighbors in residential districts. Should this proposal be adopted?[3]

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