The board has received complaints about several chicken coops that have sprung up in Cedar Springs. The HOA covenants state that “no sheds, pet runs or other outbuildings or structure of any kind may be erected on any of the lots within the Addition.”
Covenants also state that “no outdoor pet facilities may be kept or maintained on any lot. Any pet making a disturbance on a regular basis which disturbs the tranquility and character of the neighborhood shall be considered a nuisance and shall be subject to removal pursuant to these restrictive covenants. No animals, livestock or poultry of any kind shall be kept, bred or maintained for sale or any commercial purposes.”
The board realizes the City of North Liberty allows chickens in city limits. However, the HOA covenants take legal precedence in Cedar Springs, and chicken coops do not comply with the restrictions against sheds, other outbuildings, or any kind of structures.