Public Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Esther Howland (South) Chamber

Convened: 5:16 P.M.

Adjourned: 6:45 P.M.

Joseph C. O'Brien


Clerk of the City Council
David J. Rushford

Committee Members

Chairperson Philip P Palmieri
Councilor Barbara G Haller
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes

City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts

Present Were:Chairperson Councilor Philip P. Palmieri
Councilor Barbara G. Haller
Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes
Also:Director of Housing Insepctions Amanda Wilson
Deputy Police Chief Steven Sargent
Chief Animal Control Officer Stephen Donahue
Animal Control Officer Patrick Cherry
City Clerk David J. Rushford, clerk

Public Health


Order of Councilor Barbara G. Haller, and Mayor Joseph C. O'Brien - Request City Manager provide City Council with language for an ordinance that would allow for the keeping of chicken hens, similar to the attached drafted ordinance.
# 11f CC June 14, 2011


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Request City Manager provide City Council with clarification concerning the proposed chicken hen issue: a.) a more detailed definition of fencing as mentioned in the proposed text; b.) a statement determining where chicken hens maybe taken to be slaughtered; and c.) whether or not the proposed annual fee for keeping chicken hens may be increased from the proposed $15.