Battle Creek City Commission To Consider Urban Hens, DEQ Grant
Battle Creek’s City Commission will be meeting for the second Tuesday in a row April 17, after Spring Break delayed one of their April meetings.
Much is scheduled to take place according to the agenda; an ordinance that allows for the raising of hens within city limits is set to be introduced, after years of planning and debate. Speaking with 95.3 WBCK earlier this month, City Commissioner Chris Simmons said "it's going to be well done", with regulations in place to determine how exactly the hens can and cannot be kept.
The Commission is expected to approve a resolution authorizing Battle Creek’s City Manager to seek a $1 million grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the replacement of lead and steel water lines.
Also up for a vote is a resolution which would rename a portion of Hubbard and Waubascon Streets to “Bobby Holley Way”, in recognition of the fight Holley has waged against things like drug abuse, gun violence, and bullying in our community. The resolution says that renaming the streets after Holley would not have a budgetary impact.
The meeting begins at 7pm at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers.