Trustees will decide whether to move forward with drafting an ordinance allowing for and regulating the housing of poultry on residential property.
One Homewood resident in January spoke up, in favor of the chickens.
“With the growing trend for people to get back to growing their own food and being more conscious of where their food is coming from, I've talked to quite a few residents who want to have chickens,” she said. “I even know people who moved out of Homewood so they could have the freedom to have their own plot of land with some chickens.”
Mayor Richard Hofeld has previously expressed opposition to the idea. According to him, chickens aren’t suited for Homewood's semi-urban setting.
“Chickens smell,” Hofeld previously said in a Patch video. “They really and truly do.”But the chickens' anonymous advocate said the benefits are clear: effective in pest control, great for the ground—and fresh eggs are great.
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at 2020 Chestnut Rd.
Also on the agenda:
- Public Hearing on the Village Budget, 7:30 p.m.: Finance Director Bubenik will present information on the Village of Homewood 2014-15 budget.
- Plaza Project Progress: Trustees will vote on moving forward with a working partnership with the Lakota Group, to continue on phases 3 through 5 of the downtown plaza project, for a fee of $99,653.