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Feedback: Bees and Chickens

The Village of Irvington is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan (originally adopted in 2003).  The updated Plan will help chart the direction of the Village for the next ten years or more.  To accomplish this, earlier this year, the Board of Trustees assembled a group of nearly 40 volunteers who held approximately 2 dozen meetings over a period of 8 weeks.  They produced a list of 50 recommendations to be incorporated into the updated Comprehensive Plan.  Those recommendations addressed such topics as: The Downtown; Code Modernization; Historic Irvington; and the Broadway Corridor.

This email highlights one of the more significant recommendations:
Allowing beekeeping and raising chickens.

The recommendation would amend the Village Code to permit beekeeping and raising chickens (but not roosters).  Bees provide many environmental benefits including pollination and the production of honey while chickens produce an important dietary food source.  However, such activities may not be appropriate in all circumstances.

Please consider helping us evaluate this recommendation.  We have set up a short survey to gather feedback on this recommendation. The survey is here:
http://www.irvingtonny.gov/FormCenter/Surveys-7/Bees-and-Chickens-42

If you prefer to submit feedback in writing please send your comments to Village Administrator Lawrence Schopfer by email (
) or by mail at Village Hall, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533.