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Canton Town Board Meeting approaches!

Who: Canton Town Board
When: 4p on Monday February 11th
Where: Municipal Building, 60 Main Street
What: considering amendment to the 
              residential code, submitted by 
              the planning board

We are now getting into the "meat" of the process.
As many eyes, ears and voices in the room the better.

The steps as we understand them are: 
1. Town Board reviews the document, decides whether to pursue it and/or makes changes (next week). 
2. If pursued, the Town Attorney drafts a local law with appropriate language.
3. A public hearing is held. 
4. The Town Board votes on whether to add the amendment to the code.

 As the Board only meets monthly, the process will continue into the spring.
Anyone that can make this meeting would be most welcome, especially as it's an awkward time and some of the regular attendees won't be available.

The following language was written by the Planning Board.

The amendment (which could be revised further by the Board):
Proposed Residential Zone Change

Amend §70-22 (D) entitled Residential District, Special Permit by adding #7 entitled Community Supported Agriculture, Community Gardens, and/or the keeping of hens or cockerels.

 Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is an alternative, locally-based socio-economic model of agriculture and food distribution. A CSA also refers to a particular network or association of individuals who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.  CSA’s shall consist of land used for the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, or herbs by multiple users. The land shall be served by a water supply sufficient to support the cultivation practices used on the site. The site is designed and maintained so that fertilizer contaminants will not drain onto adjacent property. There shall be no retail sales on site, except for produce grown on the site.  Requirements include, but are not limited to, minimum of 3 acres, off-street parking for all vehicles, and on site water supply.

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