Livestock Ordinance Dropped
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 12, 2018
One of the unique features of living in a small town in Wyoming is the option for residents to keep horses and other large livestock in a residential district.
A proposed ordinance that was heard at Tuesday night’s Cody City Council meeting would have disallowed that practice – but after hearing vocal opposition to the ordinance, Council members dropped the measure.
Over a dozen people attended the meeting out of concern that they may be prohibited from keeping their horses, llamas and other large animals on their property, as well as smaller animals such as chicken and rabbits. City Administrator Barry Cook, though, clarified that the ordinance only addressed larger livestock.
City Planner Todd Stowell says that although the ordinance would have modified the zoning codes, the matter seemed to him to be more of a nuisance concern.
Had the measure been approved, the ordinance would have prohibited livestock within 100 feet of any structure on a neighboring property.