Cary Takes First Positive Step Toward Chickens
February '12 9
Tonight was the third time the issue to legalize chickens went before the town council. The first time was 4-3 against having staff look in to it. The second was a vote against forming an Issue Advisory Group, after being the first to go through the “CIRC” committee. Coincidentally, tonight’s council meeting dissolved CIRC because it had no purpose, which was discovered during the no vote against the IAG. Unlike the past two votes, this time it was 5-2 in favor of having staff write up guidelines.
Can I get chickens? Not quite yet. There will be a public hearing, which will probably be a circus and I’ll be there with popcorn! Staff said it would take 60 days for them to write guidelines. After the guidelines are written, council will have another vote, which may require changes and additional votes. With luck, an ordinance could be written and take effect this calendar year.
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