Terre Haute City Council to Review Special Ordinance 2


A Terre Haute City Ordinance aimed to put restrictions on the kind of animals residents could have within city limits. 

But now animals like chickens may stand a chance within city limits.  

The Terre Haute City Council withdrew special ordinance 2.  

After a special hearing city council members want to reword and improve the ordinance.  

Initially the animal control ordinance would allow residents to own bees in the city, but not agriculture animals like chickens.  

Council President Martha Crossen also plans to hold an exploratory committee to look into the situation. 

The ordinance will be back for discussion and potentially vote on May 2nd.      

“There clearly is a lot of interest in that and concern about it,” Council woman Martha Crossen said. “So we thought the best way to handle that was to take a more careful look and put together more interested parties to look carefully at that issue, so that we are neither ignoring concerns nor writing an ordinance that we’d have to change again later because we hadn’t been careful about it.” 

Also on agenda, the Terre Haute City Council passed an amended flood plan control ordinance.  

That will ensure residents are able to have flood insurance for their homes and their business.  

It will now go to county commissioners and other city councils to be passed.  

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