Canton says no to chickens, yes to vegetable farms
The Canton Town Council Monday night scrapped a proposal to allow people to raise chickens in residential zones.
Photo: Courtesy of Sugarbush Farms.
According to the Watertown Daily Times, several residents spoke against the law as written, because it would have required a minimum of 3 acres. Board members decided the proposal needed to be revised, which means the process will start over again. The issue will be handed back to the town Planning Board, which already spent months debating it.
The Watertown Times reports that in a separate vote, the board said yes to community-supported agriculture projects in residential zones. Applicants will need a special permit, at least 3 acres, off-street parking, and can only sell produce grown on-site.
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