Westminster bee and chicken ordinance passes first reading

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — An ordinance amendment to allow Westminster families to keep bees and chickens passed its first reading on Monday night, according to the town’s website.

On a 5-2 vote, the ordinance passed and will now be heard by the city council for its second reading on Aug. 10.

If approved at the second reading, the ordinance will take effect 90 days later.

As written, most single-family residential properties will be allowed up to two beehives and six chickens with a permit.

Homeowners associations could still restrict or prohibit the keeping of bees and/or chickens through their covenants.

See the government website for more information on the keeping of bees and chickens within the city.