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24 Comments on "Ordinance regulating domestic fowl and bees goes into effect August 1 in Brookhaven"

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Thomas Porter
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Thomas Porter

The real domestic foul is the City using eminent domain!

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

Though this comment about the use of Eminent Domain isn’t really related to regulating the keeping livestock and bees ….. other than both could be charachterized as a taking…… I will just say using Eminent Domain on land abutting state waters which is not owner occupied residential can be an appropriate bargaining method especially when the property owner may not be negotiating in good faith.

Also take this as a lesson to be careful on how low you want to argue your land is worth for tax assessment purposes.

Heather
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Heather

Also take it as a lesson that when the city swears up and down they won’t do something – in this case they sold the greenway to D4 on the promise they wouldn’t use eminent domain- that they’ll go back on their word before Nathan Deal’s ink is dry.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

Please cite the evidence of that ‘swear’?

Heather
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Heather

Ask Joe Gebbia or any number of people that live in Pine Hills.

Besides all the people that heard it first hand it was reported on at some point.

Do you attend D4 neighborhood meetings Eddie?

Brittany Mother
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Brittany Mother

What about fertile and farmed river bottom land owned by a farmer?

You are crazy, there were no conditions to the purchase of this land but you want to make his potential ownership and sale conditional? Not very American of you.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

B.M. I’m not sure what you mean.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

Is the owner is growing crops on this land?

Brittany Mother
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Brittany Mother

E.R. it doesn’t matter. It’s privately owned land. If eminent domain is used to aquire the Briarwood parcel for PCG it’s not right. Where will this land grab by Brookhaven stop? The Fulton County line?

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

That any land is ‘privately owned’ does not exempt it from zoning regulations for usage.

Brittany Mother
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Brittany Mother

Eddie and in Brookhaven it does not exempt it from eminent domain either.

Ellen
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Ellen

That statement doesn’t make sense. By definition, property that is subject to eminent domain was originally private property.

Brittany Mother
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Brittany Mother

You missed my humor. All property in Brookhaven is subject to the very loose interpretation of eminent domain by Brookhaven city.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

A limited use of the term ‘humor’.

Brittany Mother
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Brittany Mother

Intentionally as you are aware dear Eddie.

Ellen
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Ellen

Totally. Humor still needs to be intellectually consistent with reality.

Heather
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Heather

Yes, at the Fulton line because they’ve already drawn up plans for property changes and Brookhaven/PCG property acquisitions on Buford Highway down until it hits Fulton County/Atlanta.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

B.M. understood. Though to a Judge and many others it would make a difference. But I do understand the logic of just saying No to the use of Eminent Domain.

Heather
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Heather

Clearly they’re all just winging it because they’re egg-ceptionally cocky.

Eric Robert
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Eric Robert

Does general provision 5-34(a)(4)’s requirement for a cement floor or other washable surfaces apply to hives? It would seem to from the language and that doesn’t really make sense.

Heather
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Heather

I don’t know anything about beekeeping, but the city definitely seems to have issues with how it words ordinances and applications. Some of the “adult entertainment” stuff was obviously worded in a wonky fashion and I noticed recently that some of the new regulations regarding community gardens were completely contradictory.

I’m not being mean (and gawd knows I use awful grammar here), but I think some could benefit from taking a writing (grammar) refresher course. Either that or they don’t do much research before writing these things? I honestly don’t know.

Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

I figure the lack of verbiage on pygmy goats means I can write my own rules, like the chicken owners have been doing for years.

Heather
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Heather
The size of goats is not the problem (my dog is the size of a young cow and is generally very well-behaved and quiet) – the problem is that goats often tend to be ornery, have a mind of their own, and make a lot of noise when they’re not getting their way (which often involves the desire to escape, lol). I remember once in Mass I called my neighbors because their goats were out in the street *again*, and they were basically like, “I’m so sick of these stupid things I don’t care! Just leave them there!” Of course… Read more »
Eddie E.
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Eddie E.

Which makes them different than chickens how, exactly?

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