Proposed Ordinances and Public Hearings

In this section, you will find information on upcoming public hearings and proposed ordinances. To read ordinances that already have been passed, click here.

Public hearing on chicken keeping ordinance

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of McCandless will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 7:30 PM, on an Ordinance to amend the Codified Ordinances of the Town of McCandless, at Part Thirteen, Title Three (“Zoning Code”), to adopt regulations governing the keeping of chickens for personal use and enjoyment and for the associated chicken coop and run as an accessory facility in the R-1, R-2, R-5, and R-C Zoning Districts. The Town will provide instructions on how to access the hearing on the Town website ( Residents and taxpayers will be permitted to provide comments during the hearing. Written comment will also be accepted via email until 12:00 PM on May 24, 2021 and after the public hearing until 12:00 PM on June 2, 2021 at: A vote on the ordinance will be held no earlier than June 14, 2021 during the regular meeting of Town Council. A copy of the ordinance will be on display for public inspection on the lobby bulletin board at Town Hall. They also are available online here (zoning portion) and here (property maintenance/nuisance portion).

Ordinance regulating the feeding of deer

At its meeting on March 8, 2021, the Town Council of the Town of McCandless enacted Ordinance No. 1513, an ordinance of the Town of McCandless, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, amending the Codified Ordinances of the Town of McCandless at Article 701, Animals, to regulate the feeding of deer within the Town, ordained and enacted into law the 8th day of March 2021, to become effective ten (10) days after proper advertisement hereof. A copy of this ordinance is available by clicking here.

This ordinance is part of a larger deer management discussion that the Town has been engaging in. For more information, click here.