Showing posts with label poultry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poultry. Show all posts

Sunday, May 23, 2021

CDC Reports: masks and ventilation improved school COVID-19 case load; care in handling backyard poultry


"Schools in Georgia that required teachers and staff to wear masks and improved ventilation reported fewer COVID-19 cases, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released on Friday.

The research, conducted by the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health, determined that COVID-19 incidence was 37 percent lower in schools that mandated masks for teachers and staff. Schools that implemented at least one ventilation strategy saw a 39 percent reduction in coronavirus cases among students and staff.

The ventilation improvements ranged from dilution methods, which refer to running fans and keeping doors and windows open, to filtration with or without purification. Schools that used dilution methods saw 35 percent less COVID-19 incidence, and others that used dilution and filtration methods together saw 48 percent fewer cases."

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"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory on Thursday warning people against getting too close to backyard poultry, citing concerns that the chickens may be spreading salmonella.

In an investigation notice, the CDC noted that backyard poultry owners should take precautionary measures when handling their animals after 163 confirmed cases of salmonella were reported in 43 states.

"Don’t kiss or snuggle backyard poultry, and don’t eat or drink around them," the CDC wrote. "This can spread Salmonella germs to your mouth and make you sick."
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"eases the setback lines to allow for more folks to have chickens”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Two new bylaws could be good news for aspiring chicken owners, and possibly bad news for the solar crowd. 
One of the bylaws would put certain restrictions on the placement of ground-mounted solar panels, and the other would make owning chickens in town much easier. 
The bylaws are making their way through town government. Public hearings for the zoning board, planning board, and the town council have not yet been scheduled. Final decisions are predicted to be made by the end of the summer."
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The Town Council "Action Taken" document can be found here

The proposed changes for poultry can be found here

The poultry bylaw change was referred to the Planning Board. They'll schedule public hearing and take action to recommend or change the bylaw and refer back to the Town Council. The Town Council is required to hold a public hearing and have at least two meetings on the item before voting on it. 

The changes for ground mounted solar were scheduled for discussion in the Economic Development Meeting on June 20 but are not yet drafted for review.

The new portable stage authorized for purchase last year has arrived and is set up for the 4th of July Celebration on the Town Common
The new portable stage authorized for purchase last year has arrived
and is set up for the 4th of July Celebration on the Town Common

Monday, June 11, 2018

FM #145 - Economic Development Subcommittee - June 6, 2018 (audio)

This internet radio show or podcast is number 145 in the series for Franklin Matters.

This recording is of the Economic Development Subcommittee meeting that was held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The meeting began at 5:45 PM in the 3rd Floor Training Room.

The primary discussion was around how to revise the zoning bylaw to improve opportunity for residents to obtain a permit and maintain some poultry. Part of the discussion was confusion around the competing regulations. The meeting was focused on the zoning bylaw which the Town Council governs. There are also regulations from the Health Department which are separate and which may also require some changes but are created and governed by the Board of Health.

The meeting itself runs about 58 minutes. I did take notes during the meeting but the conversation was so active, I did not tweet out for fear of missing something. The audio should be clear enough to understand. Bryan Taberner was recording the notes officially for the meeting so folks usually announced themselves as they spoke.

The conclusion of the meeting was to proceed with a revision to the current zoning bylaw. It will come before the Council, get referred to the Planning Board (for two public hearings and a decision) and then come back to the Town Council for a public hearing, two readings and a decision. The first appearance before the Council might be in September.

Without further ado, here is the audio recording.


Reference Links

Chapter 185, Attachment 2 is the section of the zoning bylaw discussion for poultry
A search of the Town Code for the applicable governance revealed the following:

The Board of Health regulations can be found in Chapter 193

If the above doesn’t work, try to search for Poultry on the Town Code page


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