What are our options?
How can we legally proceed?
Will we be shut down?
We invite your participation and pointed questions to the Board.
FORWARD THIS EMAIL! ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT!
WHO: Canton Town Board
WHAT: Continued discussion of amendments to residential zoning code to include some agriculture
WHEN: Tuesday March 12th at 4pm
WHERE: 60 Main Street- Municipal Building, in the basement
Here is the most recent draft language. It was created by Mr. Nash, the Town Attorney. It's an offshoot of a document that Mr. Morgan, the planning Board Head, had created in January. There's two separate amendments, one for plants and one for poultry.
LINK: Two Draft amendments by Mr. Nash
Problematic portions of amendments:
- Generally misses point of promoting thoughtfully integrated agriculture
- Both require 3 acre minimum
- The second amendment excludes ALL other ag except CSA or community garden
- NO beekeeping, NO You-Pick, NO farmstand, NO direct marketing, NO maple sugaring (which already happens on our stretch of Miner by two other landowners)