Vinton to vote on allowing chickens in town — with restrictions

As Salem ponders a proposal to ban chickens from residential areas, Vinton is considering just the opposite — an ordinance to permit their return. As News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones reports,opponents can have their say as well tonight before it comes to a vote.
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Lots of older Vinton homes have chicken houses, but they’ve been empty for years — no chickens allowed in town. But Town Council and the Planning Commission have been working for months  to develop an ordinance permitting their return.  There are plenty of proposed restrictions: at least one acre of property, no commercial sale of eggs or chicken meat, no more than six birds — and no roosters.  Town Council will hear from residents tonight before deciding. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm.

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