To Mayor Tommy Battle and City Council Members: Re: Ordinance No. 95-693, Chapter 5, Article IV. Sec. 5-48
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The City of Huntsville promotes itself as a smart, green city; however, it is currently illegal to keep chickens within 150 ft of any adjacent residence. This effectively outlaws chickens within the city limits. The current ordinance needs to be updated, so that sustainability-minded citizens can safely, and legally, own chickens. A small number of well-kept hens are quiet and pose no public health concerns. These "productive pets" can also provide healthy, organic eggs and fertilizer for home gardens.
We, the undersigned, ask the Mayor and City Council to please relax the ordinance's distance requirement, and to establish a new set of standards by which chickens can be kept within the city.
The Huntsville Hen Alliance While we appreciate everyone's support, only residents of Huntsville should sign the petition. If you sign anonymously, your full name will only be visible to our admin, and will be presented to the city in print form. *YOUR NAME WILL NEVER BE VISIBLE ONLINE* Only signatures with a first and last name are valid. Signatures that lack either will be removed. Duplicate signatures will be removed. Thank you for your support!
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