Monday, May 13, 2013

Auto Body Shop Running Afowl of Windsor's Bylaws

If you live in Windsor, you've probably seen or heard about the chickens at the Formula 1 auto body shop.  And today, we learned that they have run "afowl" of the law.  The chickens will have to go.

I've known about those chickens for a long time, but since they live on a big property, I assumed it was zoned agricultural.

The bylaw states quite clearly that the restrictions against chickens don't apply to:
(5) any person who keeps animals in an agricultural area.
The owner says he's going to look into his legal options.  My advice would be to check his zoning.  The land used to be designated farm land, so it won't be difficult to determine its current status and then his legal options will be quite clear.

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