Aurora Council Can’t Override Veto Of 4-H Animal Ordinance
By Mike Perleberg
(Aurora, Ind.) – 4-H livestock won’t be allowed in the Aurora city limits after all.
On Monday, Aurora City Council voted 3-2 in favor of overriding Mayor Donnie Hastings’ veto of the ordinance that would allow for an exception of livestock to be raised within the city if they are under 90 pounds full-grown and are for the purpose of being shown in a county or state 4-H event.
However, in order to overcome a mayoral veto at least four members of council must vote to do so. Thus, Aurora’s 4-H animal exception ordinance has died.
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Councilman John Borgman was the swing vote. He was not present at the March council meeting in which the ordinance first passed 3-1 before going to Hastings.
As has been the case, Aurora’s city code will continue to state that livestock cannot be raised within 300 feet of a building or structure.