ATTENTION Town on Vernon, ct chicken owners

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by TonyKatie, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. TonyKatie

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    There is a petition for any and all chicken owners or people who agree with people owning chickens in the town of Vernon,ct. Please visit my web site at http://www.ipetitions.com.petition/vernonbychappyiness to sign the petition. There will be an upcomming scheduled meeting. I have a scheduled date with the town on sept. 21 about my chickens. If anyone has any suggestions for me on how to keep my chickens without moving out of Vernon, Ct please feel free to message me. Please tell anyone and everyone you possibly can think of to go to my web site and sign the petition. This is very imortant to Vernon residence that have chickens or want chickens.
     
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  2. CopperCT

    CopperCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Katie:

    Your link doesn't work......I would love to sign it. Can you re-post it so it works?

    Liz
     
  3. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Quote:It's actually http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/vernonbychappyiness

    This petition is for the town of Vernon, Ct. Residence to own and raise chickens. i feel its a learning expiernce for all, and its family oriented. chickens are fun to watch and you will also be reducing your dependence on stores to supply you with eggs. chickens are low maintance and inexpensive to care for. please lets get this approved for the town of Vernon, ct.


    I've followed a lot of these threads, read a lot newspaper articles, and have listened to webcast proceedings of some city council meetings where the topic has been argued.

    While we here at BYC understand the points that you raised in your petition statement, local officials will not be convinced with those kind of arguments. At the meeting you need to directly address concerns of filth, smell, noise, disease, property values, enforcement costs, etc. Do your homework and be prepared to counter all of their concerns.

    The petition is a good start, but you need to verify that those that are signing your petition are actually residents of your municipality. If you can get enough valid signatures it can show local officials that there is a genuine interest in your municipality versus one person asking for an exception. Also, the more people that you can bring to the meeting that are interested, the better.
     
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  4. CopperCT

    CopperCT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's actually http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/vernonbychappyiness

    This petition is for the town of Vernon, Ct. Residence to own and raise chickens. i feel its a learning expiernce for all, and its family oriented. chickens are fun to watch and you will also be reducing your dependence on stores to supply you with eggs. chickens are low maintance and inexpensive to care for. please lets get this approved for the town of Vernon, ct.


    I've followed a lot of these threads, read a lot newspaper articles, and have listened to webcast proceedings of some city council meetings where the topic has been argued.

    While we here at BYC understand the points that you raised in your petition statement, local officials will not be convinced with those kind of arguments. At the meeting you need to directly address concerns of filth, smell, noise, disease, property values, enforcement costs, etc. Do your homework and be prepared to counter all of their concerns.

    The petition is a good start, but you need to verify that those that are signing your petition are actually residents of your municipality. If you can get enough valid signatures it can show local officials that there is a genuine interest in your municipality versus one person asking for an exception. Also, the more people that you can bring to the meeting that are interested, the better.

    I agree....the zoning board's reasoning for not passing the recent rule for keeping chickens in Vernon was mostly because the health dept didn't support it because of the issues of dirt, smell, and attracting predators and vermin. I signed the petition but those issues will need to be rebutted if we are to get a new rule proposed and passed.
     
  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Go VERNON!! We're in Suffield and are outlaws ourselves. I wish you all the best in your fight.

    Here are a few links that will help you shore up your arguments:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/16509728/Changing-Your-Citys-Chicken-Laws

    http://www.madcitychickens.com/ (go the the FAQs section)

    http://urbanchickens.org/blog/need-help-getting-chicken-ordinances-changed

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100...44624.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_smallbusiness

    and of course, from BYC, this thread has lots of info: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=316045

    FINALLY
    , one should dress appropriatelly for every meeting with my NEW "Chicken Outlaw" t-shirt (available in my webstore: http://www.CustomEggCartonLabels.com under Chicken Merchandise).

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    Best wishes to you and keep fighting the good fight, you are not alone!!
     
  6. TonyKatie

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    For whatever reason im not sure my link doesnt work but if you search it, it does work. Sorry for the inconvience. Im bad with this computer thing sometimes.
     
  7. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:It worked for me!
     
  8. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im over here in coventry. we need one of thoes too I will sign
     
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  9. CopperCT

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    Quote:Uh Oh...a whole bunch of my Vernon hens now live in Coventry....hope they don't get kicked out there too. [​IMG]
     
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  10. seamripper1313

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    What ever happened to the town council forming a committee to look into the matrix system that South Windsor has? I'm an outlaw too.
     

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