February 15, 2018
by Paul W. Jackson
Marty Vyskocil and April O’Connell will appear in court soon to challenge a [Fenton] township ordinance that would prevent them from spreading horse manure on a hay field.
“What we did was rely on a review by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as to whether the owner was operating according to the GAAMPs (generally accepted agricultural management practices),” Piggott said. “In general, they were found to be complying. We reported to residents that raising of animals is covered under Right-to-Farm, the operation was consistent with GAAMPs, and there was nothing the township could do. Then the property changed hands.” Click Heading above to read complete article
Commentary from the person that sent this to me:
For the last time Michigan has abolished ZONING IN 2011 NOW GET THEM HI PRICED LOBBIEST TO GO LOOK IT UP. DO SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE FOR ONCE.
The horse farm is grandfathered in.
The ordnances have no force of law and do not supersede state law .
This is a free country if you happened to see Trump’s inauguration speech he gave the country back to the people.
So those people are free if they don’t like the smell of a horse farm they are free to move where there is none.
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