Hearing for ZRA-117 Petition on December 20th, 2010
The county council for Howard County will hold a public hearing for the change to the zoning as it relates to beekeeping (petition ZRA-117) on Monday, December 20th beginning around 7:30 pm. Petition ZRA-117 is a petition to amend zoning laws to ease setbacks for beekeepers in the county. You can read more about why this zoning amendment is necessary by reading about the problem with the zoning law.
The hearing on December 20th will take place at:
We strongly urge all our supporters to attend the hearing on December 20th if possible. We hope to see you there! We especially want to encourage our supporters that are not beekeepers to offer written and/or oral testimony supporting beekeeping in Howard County. If you are a Howard County resident and you would like to provide oral testimony in support of the honey bees and beekeepers, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
But why wait? There are some things you can do to help right now! We encourage all our supporters to write a letter to their representative on the county council. You can use our website to identify the county council person represents your district. In your message, please indicate where you live in the county and why you feel honey bees are important.
Although written testimony will continue to be received by the council all the way until they vote on the bill, to be most effective your written testimony should be submitted the week before the hearing to allow the council members time to read and consider the testimony. As a result, we encourage you to submit your letter to your county council representative on or before December 16th.