Ferrysburg planners to discuss mobile pet clinic

Ferrysburg planning commissioners tonight will discuss whether a mobile veterinary clinic is allowed use the former city hall under current zoning ordinances.
Jordan Travis
Jun 2, 2011

Owners of Spay Neuter Express, a Lowell-based pet surgery lab, approached Ferrysburg officials a few months ago to obtain permission to use the former city hall building and parking lot at the corner of Fifth and Maple streets, said City Manager Craig Bessinger. City Council referred the request to the Planning Commission in April so that it could determine if the property’s zoning of medium-density residential prevented the lab from setting up there.

The commission meets at 7 p.m. at Ferrysburg City Hall, 17290 Roosevelt Road.

Spay Neuter Express inadvertently ran afoul of Grand Haven zoning ordinances when it set up in the parking lot of a pet grooming business in March. The clinic’s owner, Bruce Langlois, was notified by Grand Haven city officials that any veterinary business is only allowed to operate within the city through a special land-use permit. These permits do not address mobile clinics.

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