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Town Board to tackle animal control, mobile garage ordinances Thursday

A month ago, Hayden Animal Control Officer Ed Corriveau proposed revising the town’s animal ordinances to clarify and bring them up to date.
The request seemed simple enough, until Hayden Planning Commissioner Garold Gilbert pointed out how his family, and potentially others, would be impacted by the revisions.
One of the proposed revisions is that “any animal commonly known as a farm animal should not be kept inside town limits.”
But Gilbert’s daughter keeps pet chickens and said his family does not consider them farm animals.
Mayor Chuck Grobe agreed that there were some flaws in the revisions and that some of the ordinances were too specific and could cause problems in the future. He said more revisions should be made.
The board will review the newly revised animal ordinances at its next meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
In other business, one month ago, Joey and Sally Salazar of 349 W. Jefferson Ave. came before the Hayden Town Board asking why the county building department put a note on their garage saying that it had to be removed from their property. Neither the board nor Chief Building Inspector Mark Marcus had a definite answer for them.
Mobile, metal garages like the Salazars’ may not meet snow-load requirements, Marcus said. Also, Marcus said the garage might not be not set back far enough from the road to meet town zoning regulations. Setback regulations require that the front of a building be at least 25 feet from the street street, and 10 feet from all other sides.
The Salazars say they are in compliance with the ordinance.
On Thursday, the Town Board will review regulations and attempt to clarify any problems with the current ordinance and the regulations for mobile garages.


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