The Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to discuss changes to the town code regarding livestock. The current code requires any property holding fowl or rabbits to be at least 10,000 square feet, and no barn, cage or pen to be more than 15 feet away from the property line or street right-of-way line.
Trish McGuire, planning director for the town, said the town is looking into changing the code after the Animal Control Board found two residents who violated the square foot requirement.
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The Aldermen discussed possible uses for a condominium at 110 E. Main St.:
- The space, located over ACME Food & Beverage Co., was purchased by the town and is part of the 300 East Main Development.
- One use for the space proposed by town staff is a business incubator. Aldermen questioned the need for another incubator
- The town is already home to Perch Studios, a coworking space that offers some services to its businesses
Alderman Michelle Johnson said the 10,000 square foot requirement isn’t a set standard for all properties and doesn’t know where it came from.
“Since we couldn’t figure out where it came from, we probably need to change it,” Johnson said.