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Posted on: April 12, 2019

Proposed Ordinance Amendment

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of Willistown Township will hold a public hearing to consider passage of the following ordinance at 7:00 PM, May 13, 2019, in the cafeteria of Sugartown Elementary School, 611 Sugartown Road, Malvern, PA  19335. Following the public hearing, the Board will consider enactment of the proposed ordinance. A full text copy of the ordinance follows. For further information, please contact David Burman, Township Manager (610-647-5300)


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 139 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP, BEING THE ZONING ORDINANCE, IN ORDER TO CREATE NEW STANDARDS UNDER SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE KEEPING OF GUINEAFOWL, PEACOCKS, AND ROOSTERS. EFFECTIVE FIVE DAYS FROM ENACTMENT. 


Section 1.        The Code of the Township of Willistown, Chapter 139 thereof, being the Willistown Township Zoning Code, Article XVII, Supplementary Regulations is amended by adding a new §139-97.D, as follows:

139-97.D   The keeping of guineafowl, peacocks, or roosters is prohibited except in the RU Zoning District on lots of ten acres or greater when associated with a farm use pursuant to §139-12.D. Any structure or building for the housing of guineafowl, peacocks, or roosters shall be no less than 500 feet from any occupied structure on a neighboring lot. Non-conforming animals may not be replaced and the non-conformity must be resolved no more than 5 (five) years from the date of enactment of this Ordinance.

Section 2.        This Ordinance shall be effective five (5) days from the date of enactment.


David R. Burman, Township Manager

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