Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance

Holly Township Board to Vote on Revising Chicken Ordinance (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2018) Holly Township, MI- The Holly Township Board of Trustees is expected to vote on removing lot restrictions from the ordinance regulating Class III farm animals, including ducks, chickens, and rabbits. Currently residents with lots that are less than 2.5 acres…

Andrew Scott Charged with Deaths of Petting Farm Animals in Brandon Township

Andrew Scott Charged with Deaths of Petting Farm Animals in Brandon Township (Oakland County Animal Control, Dec. 13, 2018) Brandon Twp., MI. – A 32-year-old Brandon Township man was arraigned today on a charge of cruelty and neglect of 10 or more animals in 52-2 District Court in Independence Township. Andrew Elroy Scott faces up…

Slobbery Smiles and Wagging Tails Make Fido Does Ferndale Barktastic

  Slobbery Smiles and Wagging Tails Make Fido Does Ferndale Barktastic (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 29, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Hundreds of doggies and their human companions gathered in Downtown Ferndale Thursday for the annual Fido Does Ferndale event.  Community groups and canine-related businesses lined W. 9 Mile, and local businesses handed out prizes.  Over…

Detroit Mounted Police Visit Ferndale Special Needs Students

  Detroit Mounted Police Visit Ferndale Special Needs Students (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2018) Ferndale, MI – “Horses are very gentle. They are majestic,” said Zach Rodriguez after petting the noses of horses that visited Ferndale High School on Friday.  Two Detroit Police Horses and their mounted officers visited kids of all grades in…

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens Ferndale, MI- Ferndale City Council voted Monday night to increase the number of chickens permitted by residents from three to six. The item was passed on Monday night’s consent agenda.  Ferndale first approved backyard chickens in 2012, with a limit of three.  The ordinance retains requirements…

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp.

Dumpsters, Chickens, & Wind Turbines under Consideration by Holly Twp. (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2018) Holly Twp, MI- The Holly Township Planning Commission is considering regulations for dumpsters, backyard chickens, and wind turbines.  Each discussion is still in the early stages, with staff working on research and drafting of ordinances.  And each will have…