Following a year of controversy, Colerain's supervisors amended the township's zoning ordinance regarding how many animals may be kept on properties.
The revision, passed January 5, sets limits by lot size and animal category. The ordinance defines one animal unit as an animal of 1,000 pounds live weight. It also defines each animal - a horse regardless of the animal's weight, is one animal unit, while a dairy cow is 1.5 animal units.
Colerain Township's supervisors want to limit the size of properties eligible for farm-related businesses.
That's one of two zoning changes planned for later this year, said Walter Todd Jr., chairman of Colerain's board of supervisors.
The Solanco Little League can use its fields, buildings, and other Kirkwood Pike facilities year-round, Colerain Township's zoning hearing board ruled January 8. The league can also allow other teams to use their fields, the board decided.
Solanco Little League will have to wait until next month to find out if it can use its Kirkwood Pike complex year-around and can allow teams from other leagues to play on the fields.
Colerain Township's zoning hearing board will give its decision on the fields' use in January. At the same time, the board will also rule on a league request to be able to use a public address system on a third field. The league already has permission to use public address systems on two of its eight fields.
Colerain Township's zoning hearing board granted Solanco Little League's request to postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, October 9. The league was scheduled to appear before the board on that date.
The league asked that hearing be put off until November 13 and the hearing board approved that request Wednesday night.