Support Batavia, IL, as they move toward chicken keeping!


Batavia, IL, is seeking support for backyard chickenkeeping.

Here is more information on the City Council meeting.

Please come and show your support, please phone in, please email and please pass this information.

Public comment for the City of Batavia chicken initiative is next Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30pm. See the information below and plan on attending, send an email or forward to friends & family living in Batavia and near Batavia. We need people to voice their support to get this passed.

If you are a Batavia resident, or non-resident who is just interested in this initiative, please consider coming to the public hearing this Tuesday, March 8th, at 7:30 p.m. at Batavia City Hall (City of Batavia 100 North Island Avenue Batavia, IL 60510). At this meeting, the City Services Commission will be hearing all comments on this issue. If you come, please consider getting up and stating your name, address and saying “I support backyard chickens in Batavia.” You are encouraged to say more if desired.

Other Actions you can take now:

• ***Email chickens@cityofbatavia.net – provide your brief words of support. The city is collecting these emails to unofficially tally public support and opposition….let’s not forget the power, the strength in numbers

• Call or email Mayor Schielke at mayor@cityofbatavia. net – tell him your opinion

• Email your alderpersons. Their email addresses are located on the city’s webpage at http://www.cityofbatavia.net/Content/templates/?a=692

• Email members of the City Services Commission – these are the people who will hear public comment on Tuesday.

  • Michael F. O’Brien – mobrien@cityofbatavia.net
  • Victor Dietz –vdietz@cityofbatavia.net
  • Janet Jungels -jjungels@cityofbatavia.net
  • Jim Volk –jvolk@cityofbatavia.net
  • Eldon Frydendall – efrydend@cityofbatavia.net
  • Robert Liva – rliva@cityofbatavia.net
  • Dawn Tenuta –dtenuta@cityofbatavia.net

If you live in a community where backyard chickens are permitted we would love to hear from you!

Please take a moment and show your support by writing a quick email.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. I am thrilled for the possiblities in Batavia and worry that a few unenlighted politicians could get in the way of a healthier happy, community with connections to their food.
    I am weary of the dog parks and tolerance for abusive behavior with animals and the controversy around small poultry keeping private citizens. It speaks ill of our way of thinking and what truly is a way to reconnect to people and systems that are important to a healthy and vibrant community life.
    Please consider making poultry legal in your community. You will be amazed at the connections and strength built.
    C. Bouzide

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  2. Posted by Jennifer W on March 16, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    The next City Services Meeting discussing backyard hens in Batavia is on March 30th at 7:30 at City Hall.

    Alderman Volk has said that the Committee will be taking public comment again on this day. Please consider coming and expressing your words of support. You do not need to say much if you are uncomfortable. Just your name, address and that you support backyard hens.

    Keep sending your words of support to chickens@cityofbatavia.net. They are still collecting emails on this topic.

    Reply

  3. I’m looking for information on a company in your area call the Golden Hen Farm Fresh Eggs. Can you help me? It may be under another name now it’s been a few years ago.

    Reply

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