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City Council rejects chicken proposal

March 8th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council on Tuesday put an end to any plans to allow residents to raise live chickens within the city-  with a concensus reached not pursue the request.  In recent months a number of citizens had approached the council asking that the city amend its ordinance – and to allow for hens- and city staff did develop a proposed “keeping of chickens” regulation.  However after a brief presentation during the public work session, Mayor Ray Morriss and council members Cioni, Furstenberg, Frazier and Marchini agreed not to move forward…