Raytown is considering allowing miniature goats within city limits

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RAYTOWN, Mo. – Leaders are considering opening up the community and allowing homeowners and business owners to keep miniature goats within the city limits of Raytown.

If approved, only worship centers, golf courses, art galleries, museums and people living in single-family homes or small group homes would be allowed to own the goats.

Each property will also need to provide the area required to allow the miniature goat room to move around. The proposed ordinance would require one acre of open roaming space for two goats. Residents and licensed businesses would be allowed to have a total of four goats on their property.

The area should also be fenced, using an approved type of material, so goats cannot leave the area.

Animals must be less than 29 inches at the shoulder and be of Pygmy, Nigerian Dwarf, Kinder or Pygora breed. Goats seven months and older should be neutered.

The city is allowing residents to share their comments until Thursday, June 30.

Send your thoughts to Chris Gilbert with “miniature goats” in the subject line. You may also send your written comments to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, or file your written comments at Raytown City Hall during regular business hours.

All public comments will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission at its July 7 monthly meeting.

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