Powell City Council on April 4 rejected an ordinance that would have allowed residents to keep up to six chickens in their backyards.

The board voted 5-2 against changing the city’s zoning code to permit residents to apply for permits to install coops and raise chickens within city limits.

Councilmen Jim Hrivnak and Brendan Newcomb voted in favor of the ordinance.

Maggie Carter, an 11-year-old resident who led the push for the legislative change, said she wanted to raise chickens and collect eggs in her backyard. She spoke multiple times before council in the past several months in favor of the ordinance.

Read the full story in the April 13 edition of ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News.