On to Planning and Zoning Committee
At the May 24th council meeting, the staff proposed ordinance has been moved onward to the planning and zoning committee. There were only two changes to staff’s proposal.
- No slaughtering, instead of ordinance wording that basically stated “you may slaughter as long as no one can see it”.
- Council did not follow staff suggestion of having a public hearing for Planning & Zoning. P&Z normally does not have public hearings.
There were several public hearing agenda items, including the town’s $232 million dollar budget, but all of the speakers were there for chickens. A husband and wife each spoke about how they were opposed to legalizing chickens. The rest of the public hearing time was filled with several residents, including one who legally has chickens (R-40 zoned property). There were also few chicken experts that were kind enough to fight the traffic and drive in to Cary to speak on behalf of chickens.
- Bob Davis – Involved with Tour d’Coop and has taught a Chickens 101 class to thousands over the years.
- Tom Haze – Tour d’Coop host with over 700 visitors on this year’s tour.
- Dr. Dan – Avian and Exotic Animal Care
- Matthew DuBoise – Carolina Coops
Despite the severe traffic problems caused by the festival related road closures and the broken down train that further complicated traveling in to downtown, there was a good turn out for the meeting.