Ordinance to bar residents from feeding geese is suspended

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TERRYTOWN, Neb. - (KNEP) - The Terrytown City Council is indefinitely suspending a proposed ordinance that would bar the feeding of geese and wild critters.

The council was scheduled to have a third reading of the proposed ordinance and vote on it last Thursday. But, City Attorney Libby Stobel stated the ordinance conflicts with a proposed zoning change that would allow residents to keep up to eight hens; whether it be chicken, duck or turkey.

The proposed ordinance defines ducks as waterfowl and if it passed then residents would technically not be allowed to feed their own ducks.

Stobel recommended the council vote on whether the ordinance was worth pursuing before a discussion was made. The council voted unanimously to discontinue any further discussion on the measure.