by David Maas
KANEVILLE—After some inquiries on the current ordinance concerning the keeping of poultry within village limits, the Kaneville Board of Trustees has decided to look into adopting a new one.
“We’ve called around to surrounding municipalities,” trustee Paul Ross said. “Right now, we technically have someone not in the guidelines of the ordinance, but there is a possibility we will change the ordinance.”
Under the current ordinance, a resident can keep poultry on their property if it is 1 acre in size. A current resident is keeping poultry at .95 acres.
“I personally have no problem with it,” Ross said.
While drawing up a new ordinance, the trustees will look at various things, including a new allowable lot size, maintenance and care, and what types of poultry will be allowed.
“This community came from a farming community. It’s important to remember that,” Ross said.
The next step for the village is to hold a public meeting, tentatively set for Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m.