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Chickens shouldn’t try to cross the road into LF

LITTLE FALLS — Residents in Little Falls will not be able to have any chickens on their property.

The Little Falls City Council recently voted down the planning commission’s recommendations to reconsider the animal ordinance to allow chickens. 

This was not the city council’s first time to vote on the amendment to allow chickens. The council voted June 6 to allow the amendment, but two days after the vote, Little Falls Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem vetoed the amendment. Then at the council’s  June 20 meeting members voted down a motion to reconsider the ordinance. The council then passed a motion by a 6-2 vote to refer the ordinance back to the city’s planning commission. 

Lori Kasella, city interim administrator, said Thursday that the council voted down a motion to adopt the ordinance amendment with the recommendations by a 4-4 vote on Sept. 19. Council members Don Klinker, Loren Boyum, LeeAnn Doucette and the mayor voting against the amendment. 

Council member Brian-Paul Crowder then made a motion to pass the amendment for a one-year trial period, which failed for a lack of second.