fh-council-1-112811Seventh-grader Rebecca Unsinn weighs in on stop signs, above, and resident Dorothy Nowack, below, makes a pitch for keeping chickens in her yard. (Click to enlarge)

fh-council-2Students at Fair Haven’s Knollwood School got a peek inside the machinery of local government Monday.

That meant an agenda loaded with routine business, including a measure permitting the installation of new stop signs; a request by a Hance Road resident to keep three chicken hens – but no roosters – in her back yard as egg-yielding pets; a proposal to honor Ed Pitts, the late head of the town’s environmental commission, by naming the Battin Road boat launch for him; and the payment of $84,320 in bills.

But the sixth-through-eighth-grade students at the grades 4-8 school had their own agendas, and peppered the governing body with questions right up to the 3 p.m. bell.

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