Kane council workshop features controversial topics

Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

Pot-bellied pigs, guide-approved business signs, sidewalk snow removal and possible noise law exemptions for the “entertainment district.”
These were some controversial topics discussed Wednesday night at a nearly two-hour Kane Borough Council workshop at the borough building.
Keeping pot-bellied pigs as household pets came up during a discussion on proposed changes in the borough ordinances. 
Councilman Dave Walker believes Kane residents should be allowed to keep pot-bellied pigs as pets even though pigs and other farm animals and wild animals would be banned.
“They (pot-bellied pigs) are very intelligent,” Councilwoman Shana Snyder added.
Councilwoman Katie Johnson, who helped draft many of the proposed ordinance updates, said residents could “ask for a variance” in the rules to keep a pot-bellied pig as an indoor pet.