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Where the buffalo roam

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:46 PM

ANSWER:

I don't know about the popularity of bison steaks, but the animals you see along 168th Avenue in Grand Haven Township have been grazing there for many years.

Township Manager Bill Cargo said the grazeland property is two parcels that total about 19 acres and are zoned "rural residential." The keeping of livestock (i.e., agriculture) on this parcel is a permitted use of the property as an "existing non-conformity" use, Cargo explained. If it was a new activity, this agricultural activity would require a special land use permit.

"The property owner (Reenders) can have a total of about eight of the animals on the property," Cargo added.

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