- Upper Moreland Township
- United States of America
Overlook Farms has received a letter indicating we are in violation of the zoning ordinance that prohibits livestock and/or chickens. One neighbor has indicated it will make the house difficult to sell if the animals are next door. Moreover we thought we had approval for all of them.
Our animals do community service. They have been a asked to be in the live manger scene in the local church for the last three years as well as Graeme Park Home School visit day. The house has been on the Historic Garden Tour for the Upper Moreland Historical Association and the event was advertised as "See the Historic Farm and Farm Animals" and on the Historic Commission Tea. Bob has gone to Katie's school and camp.
Overlook Farms is the oldest home in the Township, Washington was supposed to have slept here in the Battle of Edge Hill, and the Underground Railroad was supposed to have traveled through the house. The house has even been confirmed as haunted by Olde City Paranormal. We have made every effort to keep the home consistent with its history as a Tenant Farm house.
Our animals are pets and cannot live without human companionship. Their area is always clean, our animals are happy, and they make virtually no noise - certainly less than a dog barking. If we cannot find a resolution, we will need to move.
We need your help!
We, the undersigned, call on the Zoning Board of Upper Moreland Township to allow the animals to stay at Overlook Farms.
Comments are most welcome.
The Overlook Farms needs Sheep, Goats, and Chickens petition to Upper Moreland Township was written by Cindy Marselis and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.