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An updated draft of an urban agriculture ordinance – focusing on allowing residential hens – is on the table and available for public review.
The original draft of this ordinance was presented to the City Commission last spring, after about 18 months of public engagement. This new version offers a few changes.
The draft is available on the city’s website, battlecreekmi.gov. Scroll down the home page to the City Spotlight section.
This ordinance will on the City Commission agenda for introduction at the regular, April 17 meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 10 N. Division St. If commissioners approve this, the draft ordinance will move to a public hearing, with a final vote possible at a May commission meeting.
Changes to this draft are:
View more information on urban agriculture in the city at our website, www.battlecreekmi.gov. Under Your Government, navigate to Community Services, Planning & Zoning, then scroll down to Urban Agriculture. Several documents are available, including the results of our public survey on these topics.
Can’t make it to a meeting? Please share your feedback, ideas and comments with our planning staff, 269-966-3320, or at PublicInput@battlecreekmi.gov.