City approves first reading of ordinance allowing chickens

The Madison City Commission has approved first reading of an ordinance regarding residents having chickens in the city.  During their meeting Monday, commissioners held a hearing on the ordinance and approved it’s first reading.  

City Administrator Jameson Berreth explained what the ordinance entails.

Berreth said the ordinance was put together based on similar ones from other cities in the state.  

The ordinance states that it is the purpose and intent of the ordinance to permit the keeping and maintenance of brooding chicks and hens for egg and meat sources in a clean and sanitary manner that is not a nuisance to or detrimental to the public health, safety, and welfare of the community.  

Madison City Commission agenda (including chicken ordinance information)