Roosters, ball fields, Scout camp on Hudson Town Board’s agendaThe Hudson Town Board meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, has the potential to produce lively debate. It will begin with a public hearing on a proposal to ban roosters from non-farm residential property.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson Town Board meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, has the potential to produce lively debate.
It will begin with a public hearing on a proposal to ban roosters from non-farm residential property.
The proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance also would require that residential lots be at least two acres in size before they could have farm animals on them.
The first acre would be excluded from per-acre calculations of the number of animals allowed on a property.
Some town residents apparently have complained about roosters crowing early in the morning.
The agenda indicates that the town board could vote on the new farm animal regulations during the regular meeting that will follow the public hearing.
The board also is scheduled to revisit the site plan for the proposed Hudson Boosters ball field complex on Hwy. 12, north of the Trinity Family Center on Badlands Road.
The ball field proposal has brought protests from some neighbors concerned about noise, traffic and an earlier town board decision to allow one of the fields to be lighted.
The Boosters have since withdrawn their plan to put lights on the field at this time.
Opponents of the town board’s 3-2 decision to allow lights on athletic fields under certain conditions have filed a court action seeking to have the decision reversed.
The town board on Sept. 6 also will hear a proposal from a man hoping to turn the remaining Girl Scout Camp Rolling Ridges property into an artists’ community.
A town official who wished to remain anonymous privately expressed doubt that the individual behind the plan can come up with the money to make it happen.
The Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis reported last February that 181 acres remains of the Girl Scout camp on Alexander Road that was once 550 acres in size.
The Star Tribune reported that the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys was in the process of selling 229 acres for $1 million.
The council had already sold the 100-acre Windy Acres parcel for $405,000, and 40 acres to a farmer who had been renting it. The farmer reportedly paid $133,000 for the forty.
The Hudson Town Hall is located at 980 County A.