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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Second attempt at Chicken ordinance passes

I attended the Provo Council Meeting this evening and am gratified to report that the "second edition" of the chicken ordinance passed - on a 6-1 vote with all three of my representatives voting for it. There will be a registration fee of $15 per year in place of the permitting requirements.

I found it wonderfully fitting that as I rode my bike down to the council chambers I passed two girls out in front of their home playing with a young chicken. It was wonderful to see. :)

A note that the Mayor vetoed the original ordinance that the council passed.

(I had originally misunderstood the discussion about set backs in the meeting and thought that the council was adopting the Mayors proposal of
3 ft from property line, 6 feet from dwelling - but they left the language at 15 feet from property line and dwelling) - corrected May 20th - Matt


Blogger NoSurfGirl said...

hey, are you not blogging anymore?:(

I came to your blog a while ago with questions about alternative home building in utah valley. I think my hubby are going to go ahead and try to do it. We still need to save up a couple more years.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Matthew and Erin Whiting said...

Sarah, I have mostly stopped blogging, but I do plan on starting back up sometime in the future but more surrounding my gardening/farming efforts than anything else. We bought a home outside of Payson and have been busy with moving in and becoming a part of our new community here. My email is if you would like to email me directly. I still have a strong interest in alternative home building and try to keep abreast of what is going on in the field.

PS I found your name from your last comment on the blog, but I couldn't find an email address.


9:29 PM  
Blogger NoSurfGirl said... .

Thank you. yes, I'd love to keep in contact. My husband and I are about 2 years away from buying a piece of property. We're still going strong on the strawbale idea. We're thinking about starting a website to document our process/list resourced/be a place for a Utah Valley Green movement. Just a bunch of ideas right now...

8:26 PM  
Blogger NoSurfGirl said...

My email is

My husband and I are interested in putting together a website to gather resources/ideas/sources of information on Green Building specific to our project and building in utah valley.

8:28 PM  

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