City Council likely to allow residents to keep miniature goats
The Lynnwood City Council appears to be in favor of making changes to the Lynnwood Municipal Code to allow residents to keep miniature goats.
A Public Hearing on the matter is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 27 in the City Council Chambers.
Currently, the keeping of goals is prohibited. During a previous City Council meeting a resident requested the council to consider allowing residents to keep miniature goats. The City Council directed staff to prepare a draft ordinance and work it through the Planning Commission.
The proposed code amendments would allow the keeping of a maximum of three goats on a single-family residential lot subject to restrictions designed to minimize the impact to the surrounding neighborhood.
Some of the restrictions include:
- Maximum of three goats with exceptions for mother with babies
- Size: 25 inches at withers and 100 pounds or less
- 7,200 square foot minimum lot size
- Male goats to be neutered.
- All goats to be dehorned.
- Wastes are subject to proper disposal.
- Goats shall not be slaughtered on premises.
- Goats are to be annually licensed.
- Pen and shelter areas are required to be maintained in good working condition and shall not cause odor or nuisance.
- 15 foot setback from adjacent property lines
- Site obscuring fence adjacent to property line