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Motion to Amend Knoxville Zoning Ordinance Fails

Posted: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 at 6:30 am
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A public hearing in regards to farm animals within city limits was one of the main focuses at last night’s Knoxville City Council meeting. Several residents attended the meeting to speak their mind about whether or not they believe an amendment should be made to the city zoning ordinance, to allow property owners to keep farm animals on their property. After much discussion a motion was made by councilman David Roozeboom to amend the current ordinance to allow property owners with more than 10 acres to own livestock. Councilwoman Elsie Kemp seconded the motion, during roll call the votes were split 50/50 with council members Carolyn Formanek and Bob Wims voting against it. The fifth council member, April Verwers was absent from the meeting. The motion failed, resulting in no zoning amendment at this time.