A backyard chicken setup pictured in this Times Review file photo.

Slow-roasting backyard chicken bylaw on Revelstoke council table again

On-again, off-again chicken, bees and livestock bylaw back on again

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Wait, I thought it wasn’t crossing the road?

It was, then it wasn’t, now it is again.

A few weeks after Mayor David Raven indicated the long-planned backyard chicken had been shish-kebabed, the bylaw is apparently back on the table.

In an August interview with the Times Review, Raven cited “$5,000 to $10,000” in additional staff costs to get the bylaw completed.

The backyard chicken bylaw – which also spells out rules for keeping horses, goats, sheep and bees – was in an advanced draft form when city council’s new austerity messaging signalled its demise.

But the chicken bylaw now appears on the Aug. 27 meeting agenda, with a staff recommendation to proceed.

In addition to staff time, council has also received a detailed presentation from stakeholders interested in formalizing chicken rules in Revelstoke.

The City of Revelstoke has been developing the backyard chicken bylaw since 2011, but it has been rotated from the front burner to the back burner several times.

If and when it gets completed, residents should expect it will be well-done.

 

 

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