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* 1. Should Charlotte County residents be allowed to own chickens (no roosters) in a limited number with proper coop and containment? EXCLUDES subdivisions and deed restricted areas.

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* 2. Should owning hens cost a $440 fee? Special exemption for property includes an $150 newspaper advertisement + $50 for direct mailers for neighbors to comment at a hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals + $220 toward staff time and the hearing

**Special exemption would not transfer to a new property

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* 3. Should a permit be required for the sole purpose of county notification of ownership? (similar to rabies tag requirements for other pets)

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* 4. If permit is required, how much should it cost?

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* 5. Policies change from time to time.  An ordinance with a "sunset" provision means if the ordinance did NOT work, it would simply disappear after a specified time.

Would this be a good idea for Charlotte County to do?

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* 6. Would it bother you to live adjacent to someone who owned hens?

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* 7. How should a resident notify adjacent neighbors of ownership?

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* 8. Should owners be required to take backyard chicken training class?

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* 9. How would you like to see ordinance to allow backyard hens?

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* 10. Do you own or know anyone who owns chickens in Charlotte County?  Answers are anonymous. 

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