ZIONSVILLE PROPOSES TO LIMIT CHICKENS!!!
Did you see tonight's CBS 4 news? I've attached a link below.
This Monday is a town council meeting, and they will be voting on an ordinance to limit residents within the Urban Service District (I cannot find a map of this area.) to SIX HENS, no roosters, and no free ranging. Meeting info: Monday, February 2nd, 7:00 pm in the Beverly Harves Meeting Room, Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville, IN 46077.
On Town Council's website, I find mention of "urban service area" when it comes to wastewater and Ray's Trash. My house does have Ray's service, but not Zionsville for wastewater. So, I don't know if "urban service area" and "urban service district" are synonymous.
Whether this proposed ordinance would govern my area of Zionsville is irrelevant to me. I personally do not want to see these limits brought, especially given the ordinance would take IMMEDIATE effect, and there has been no time for the public to hear this information and act on it. I see no mention of this topic on the 1/5/2015 meeting agenda, and it is listed under "New Business" for this Monday's meeting. Though the public may have the opportunity to comment at that time, I feel that public has the right to have time to gather, provide input, and make their feelings known. I believe that anyone with chickens or planning to have chickens (ours arrive the week of April 6th) should be at that meeting to show our support for chicken keeping in Zionsville!
Please let me know if you can attend this meeting and if you can pass along this info to your Zionsville chicken keeping friends. I plan to be there!
BackYardChickens.com handle: Zionsville
Oh my, they are going after your county now. Last 3 years, its been ongoing throughout our state. If at all possible I will try to be there. Please check out the prior posts on this thread, lots of good info to help in your fight. Good Luck!!!
Goodness, the hen behind her is the spitting image of Bunnys daughter Smidges! She has some black lacing and muffs. adore them
Get you some rest! You will catch this awful cold everyone's getting. Take care of you so you can take care of those gorgeous birds!
Ok so at Rural King in Martinsville and they are filling the chick bins starting Monday Black Austrolop pullets, Welsummer St run, RIR pullets, Golden Laced and Silver Laced Wyandotte pullets, buff orp pullets, Barred Rock Pullets, hatchery choice assorted St run, "Araucana" pullets
UGH.. its already started.