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Contemplating a community farm

New Cheney codes could allow some farm animals and beekeeping within the city limits


A proposed addition to Cheney’s zoning codes might make it easier for individuals to keep and raise farm animals and bees within city limits.

Cheney’s Planning Commission got a preliminary look at a new chapter, 28.820 – Animal Keeping, in the city code during a workshop at the commission’s April 8 meeting. The chapter sets up regulations regarding the keeping of large or small domestic animals, household pets and beekeeping.

Under the proposal large animals, livestock, would be those weighing more than 500 pounds at maturity – cows, horses, etc. – and would be allowed on minimu...

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