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