Durham’s pro-poultry contingent wants a delay on a vote scheduled for Monday’s City Council meeting.
The city is poised to join the ranks of the chicken friendly after the planning commission voted 10-4 to allow up to 10 chickens per property. (Read our most recent story here.)
But former Councilman Frank Hyman, speaking for Durham HENS (Healthy Eggs in Neighborhoods Soon), says the holidays have hurt efforts to guarantee a good turnout for Monday's meeting. In an e-mail to City Manager Tom Bonfield, he asks for a postponement.
Planning Director Steve Medlin says since the meeting has been advertised under state law the council’s best move is to open the hearing and continue it to a later date. (See agenda item No. 18 here.)
City Councilman Mike Woodard says he’ll propose a delay until Feb. 2. That should give Hyman and company enough time to get their ... uh, chicks in a row.