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Do Bethel Residents Want Chickens or Other Livestock in Their Yard or a Neighbor’s Yard, in ALL Residential Zones? P&Z Meeting April 23rd

Report by Paula Antolini, April 12, 2019, 11:06AM EDT

According to the legal notice for the Planning & Zoning Commission’s upcoming meeting on April 23rd, 2019, Nina Buxenbaum has submitted an application for a text amendment to the Zoning Regulations to allow for chickens to be raised with conditions, in all residential zones.

The meeting will take place at 7: 00pm, in Riordan Room D, Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, Connecticut, where you can submit your comments. You can also submit written comments before then regarding this issue. Email Land Use Department – Planning & Zoning, Inland Wetlands at: landuse@bethel-ct.gov .

Read full legal notice below.

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LEGAL NOTICE:

The Bethel Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on April 23rd, 2019 at 7: 00pm, in Riordan Room D, Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, Connecticut to hear the application of Nina Buxenbaum for a text amendment to the Zoning Regulations to allow for chickens to be raised with conditions in all residential zones with conditions: number allowed per square footage of property, coop requirements, setback requirements, sanitation and permit’s needed.

A complete copy of the regulation can be found at www.bethel-ct.gov under Land Use Department and the Town Clerk’ s Office.

At this hearing interested persons will be heard and written communications will be received.

Dated this 12th day of April at Bethel, Connecticut.
Pat Rist
Chairman

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View “Proposal to change the Zoning Laws of Bethel CT to allow for Backyard Chickens” and “Existing Zoning Laws for Bethel CT” below:

View “Suggested Text Amendment” below:

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The present “Town of Bethel Zoning Regulations / Planning & Zoning Commission” regarding chickens are as follows (effective November 30, 2012):

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