Urban Livestock Code

The Board of County Commissioners will be holding a public hearing this coming Tuesday on the proposed Urban Livestock Code. I believe some good people worked on this proposal but I believe there are still some questions that need to be asked and explained. From the Draft of the Urban Livestock Task Force Concepts for Urban Livestock Code dated 3/25/09: 40.260.235 Urban Livestock Page 2 line 8 - D. 3. All buildings used for urban livestock shall be legally permitted. This sentence concerns me because it appears to be a change from the current agriculture building requirements. As I understand it now, in Clark County, an agricultural building does not need to be permitted through the county building department permit system as long if it is set back 50 feet from the property line. There are a few other questions that others have asked and I’m hoping that this hearing will get them answered. As usual, a good showing of horse people lets the Commissioners know that we are interested in what is happening in our county. Unfortunately the hearing is during the day so we need to really work to get people there. If you can’t attend, pass this information on to someone that you think might be able to come. July 21st, 2009 @ 10am Public Services Building, Commissioners Hearing Room 6th Floor 1300 Franklin Street Vancouver, WA You can read the proposed code and more information about how the task force developed this proposed code on the county webpage. I'll see you there, Jody

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