How many West Carrollton residents favor allowing small farm animals?

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How many West Carrollton residents favor allowing small farm animals?

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Several communities in Ohio — including Cincinnati and in the northern part of the state — have approved measures allowing livestock in residential areas. FILE PHOTO

West Carrollton has released results of a survey of residents regarding allowing small farm animals in residential areas, an issue generally favored by respondents.

The issue of allowing small farm animals in residential areas has been discussed in several area cities, including Beavercreek, Dayton and Huber Heights.

West Carrollton allows them in agriculturally zoned areas and some industrial districts, city officials have said. The following, according to the city, are results of the survey taken last month.

Here are five things to know about the survey results:

-The city received 318 surveys, 284 were determined to be valid;

-117 respondents (41.1 percent) support expanding the areas for farm animals, but with conditions;

-63 respondents (22.1 percent) support it with no restrictions.

-104 respondents (36.6 percent) do not support changing zoning laws to permit small farm animals or livestock on residential properties in the city;

-The types of small farm animals residents most favor are chickens, rabbits, ducks, and bees.

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