Meeting planned over backyard chickens in Wayland

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WAYLAND, Mich. -- City leaders In Wayland have considered backyard chickens for more than a year.

But Tuesday night, a meeting will be held at Wayland Middle School cafeteria for council to listen to the residents concerns.

Wayland's city manager, Josh Eggleston tells us the city needed more time to regroup and come up with a ordinance.

Eggleston says residents approached the city last year, asking to be able to have backyard chickens. The previous city manager started working on the ordinance, but board members only wanted people to be able to have a handful of chickens with no roosters allowed.

The ordinance was never completed and now a year later, the city is reconsidering it.

Currently, people living outside the city in Wayland Township are allowed to raise chickens, it's people living in the city who are not allowed. Residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on the future of chickens at tonight's meeting.

City leaders also plan to hear from a group of people who are pro-chicken on October 1st to learn what benefits raising chickens has.

Nearby towns such as Dorr and Leighton Townships and the Village of Middleville have chicken ordinances.

A decision on this issue could come down at a city council meeting on October 15.

 

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10 comments

  • Irene Peereboom

    Why can’t Ryan and Jessica Destposito have chickens in there own yard if they can’t we want them to move out of Wayland before this summer thank you!

    • Irene Peereboom

      Tell Ryran and Jessica, the family have untell October 1st then they have to move out of Wayland they lived in the yellow house before the Wayland Chirsian Refomed Church thank you!

  • Irene Peereboom

    We do not went Ryram and Jessica Despoicto come over at the Peereboom’s house anymore and there girls also thank you!

  • Irene Peereboom

    To Josh Eggleston Would you tellt Ryan, Jessica, Allie and Abby Despoicto do not come over at the Peereoom’s house anymore by June12019 thank you! and take the chickens with them thank you!

  • Irene Peereboom

    To the Wayland City Manger Josh Eggestion we have Ryran and Jessica’s chickens at my house we want you to get raid of them by June12019 and tell them to sell there house also thank you!

  • Irene Peereboom

    Ryran,andJessica and the grils pick up you chickens and bring them to your house and do not come back at the Peerbooms house anymore by the end of this month May 31 2019 thank you!

  • Irene Peereboom

    I email you because I want the chickens over at Ryran and Jessica’s house so they don’t come here anymore.
    Would you tell them to pick them up and bring to their house don’t email me anymore thank you!!
    Its the yellow one before you get to Wayland Christian Refomed Church

  • Irene Peereboom

    Tell Ryran and Jessica, the family have untell October 1st 2019 this year then they have to move out of Wayland they lived in the yellow house before Wayland Chirsian Refomed Church and take the chickens with you thank you!

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