All Porter meetings
scheduled for Tuesday --- the Stormwater Management Board, the Redevelopment
Commission and the Town Council --- have been canceled.
Board notice listed lack of a quorum for its reason and the RDC a lack of
business. The Town Council’s 10-word notice gave no reason.
previously set Tuesday’s meeting as a public input session after hearing a
resident’s May 13 request to allow chickens on smaller residential lots; at
that time a neighbor also listed his reasons not to allow it.
Last month council
members voiced differing opinions whether town code should be changed and
said they needed time to do research and study the matter. Chickens are
allowed in Porter on properties of 5 contiguous acres of land; additional
The same request to
allow chickens on smaller lots was made in 2013 by another resident but a
decision was never made.
cancellation notice did not state whether taking public input on urban
chickens would be rescheduled.
As of this morning
there was no response to an email seeking comment and clarification sent to
council vice-president Jeannine Virtue.