WATERVILLE — City councilors tonight will consider allowing people to have chickens in residential zones, donating a small parcel of land to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and authorizing funding for a mural restoration.

As part of the chicken issue, the council will consider approving changes to the zoning ordinance that will allow people to keep up to six laying hens on their properties, with certain restrictions. No roosters would be allowed, according to the proposed regulations.

Councilors Sept. 4 took a first vote to approve donating a landlocked .054-acre piece of property to the new Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter on Colby Circle. The land, located next to the shelter, has no value to the city, according to the order councilors will consider tonight.

In other matters, councilors will consider taking final votes on a resolution asking that Waterville Development Corp. act as the city’s agent to market, sell and develop land the city acquired recently adjacent to the city-owned Robert LaFleur Municipal Airport.

The property is known as Airport Industrial Park.

Councilors also are scheduled to consider approving amendments to an ordinance regulating licenses and permits for canvassing and soliciting.

Also on tonight’s agenda, are proposals to:

  • Authorize the city to establish the common boundary line between adjoining parcels of land at quarry Road owned by the city and John Koons.
  • Appropriate $4,800 from money already approved by the council for Waterville Opera House-related projects to restore, preserve and display a mural found on the ceiling of the Opera House during its renovation. The mural will be displayed in the Opera House lobby.
  • Approve a secondhand dealer’s license for Day’s Jewelers.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at The Center downtown.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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