Like many area towns Monroe was home to many family farms. And, like many area towns, the farms gave way to houses, houses and some more houses. This makes for a new neighbor dynamic that’s not always, well, neighborly. Farmers often get complaints about noisy farm equipment and, of course, the farm aroma. Thus, one Monroe farmer has proposed a “right to farm” ordinance that would protect farmers from neighbors who might deem them a nuisance.
According to a CT Post article “… such ordinances already exist in about a dozen towns in Connecticut, but they are mostly in the rural northern and eastern parts of the state. In Monroe, how to balance rural and suburban life has been a continuing debate. In recent years, there’s been a growing movement to protect farms, according to residents…”
Read the full article: Monroe man wants town to welcome farmers
What’s your opinion on the “right to farm” ordinance?