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Court Denies Request to Stop Relocation of Kent Wells Sherman House

Magistrate issued order this week in case

A Portage County magistrate has issued an order denying a request from a group of Kent residents to stop the relocation of the historic Kent Wells Sherman House to a vacant lot at 247 N. Water St.

Portage magistrate Kent Graham issued the ruling this week, which denies the request of members of the group Save the Standing Rock Garden for a preliminary injunction to stop placement of the house on the lot.

"The motion for a preliminary injunction ... prohibiting (Kent) Wells Sherman House, Inc., from disturbing or removing trees, plants, and soils, making any excavation, and placing structures or equipment on its property located at 247 N. Water St. ... is denied," the magistrate's ruling reads in part.

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Misty Jones December 01, 2012 at 04:35 AM
One more little piece of info from the online docket. Kent City is still restrained pending the magistrate's decision.
Traci Monroe December 01, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Chris, you know the City can't allow that, fresh cream and milk that hasn't had chemicals and hormones added, why that's unconstitutional.
BackyardChickens4Life December 01, 2012 at 02:35 PM
You CAN have chickens in Kent. They are just misinterpreting the law to the benefit of the cry babies. 519.21 - unless you are using the eggs or chickens for AGRICULTURAL purposes (some or all of your income is supplemented by the sale eggs or chickens), your chickens are just PETS. You are allowed to have pets in Kent. Chickens are just the same as having a Dog, Cat, Parrot or Fish. Fight the good fight and keep your chickens.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! December 01, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Please don't mislead people into believing they can have chickens in their backyard in Kent. We fought this battle and lost. Kent is silly. http://www.kentohio.org/pdf/Part5.pdf Check out 505.19 FARM ANIMALS/LIVESTOCK. "Chickens" and "fowl" include chickens, duck, geese and any other similar type of fowl. No permit shall be issued by the Director of Public Safety for any above-defined animals unless the following conditions are met: (1) The sublot or parcel of real property upon which such animals shall be kept or harbored shall be no less than two acres in size. -Not too many people in Kent have 2 acres. I don't. Also, I do not plan on eating my pets or their unfertilized eggs... Can't say the same for my chickens.
Ted M December 02, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Its nice to finally get this done and over with. This house is a little bit better on the eyes that that graffiti Some people call art.

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