Constantine considers chicken ordinance

Constantine Village Council members recently discussed a request by residents Charlie and Beth Cauffman to keep six so-called urban chickens in their yard.
Charlie Cauffman told the commission chickens help control the bug population and there is an additional benefit from the eggs the chickens produce.
Village manager Mark Honeysett reminded the council he once had to send a letter to a resident about keeping chickens. He said he told the resident about an ordinance that prohibited keeping chickens within village limits.
Honeysett said the issue has not been put before the current council and its members have the option to continue to prohibit chickens, amend the ordinance or create a new one.
After some discussion, village president Pat Weiss said the council would check on the ordinance and discuss taking action at a later date.

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