Council pecking order, hens on agenda

A total of 23 households have applied to have hens in their backyards in Penticton.
The item on tonight's, Tuesday's, city council agenda is tied to the city's recently hatched backyard hens pilot project.

"The applications come from all parts of the city, and I am looking forward to what the outcome will be,"said acting mayor Garry Litke.

In January, 2013, in response to growing interest for urban hens, a report to council was presented providing options to allowing hen keeping.

The council subsequently endorsed an 18-month pilot program.

Since then staff has been accepting applications for an 18-month temporary use permit that would allow households in set zones in the city to keep up to five hens.

Other items on the agenda are as follows:

  • a public hearing on a property at 468 Lower Bench Rd. S.
  • a presentation on Bike to Work Week

  • a name change from Westminster E. to Backstreet Blvd.
  • a remedial action order for a property considered to be in hazardous condition at 597 Ellis St.

  • a permanent change to the liquor primary license at The Mule Nightclub
  • Council approve the naming of the section of the KVR Trail between Edmonton Avenue and Jermyn Avenue, Rotary Peace Park, as requested by the Penticton Rotary Club.

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