So I got my "official" notification of a complaint in the mail the other day. I also found out that the complaint came from an especially nasty neighbor that thinks I turned in her aggressive, biting, neighborhood menace of a dog. (which I did not) Vector control has issued her at least 4 citations (that I know of) and she's allowed to keep this animal, and allow it to run, but I have 30 days to remove my livestock or receive a citation and a fine. We've lived here for 16 years and have NEVER had an issue with a neighbor. They have a steady stream of complaints and visits from law enforcement. I'm not seeing the fairness here. The really sad thing is, anyone who was adult about the situation and came a talked to us would have found out that, by the end of the summer, we will have moved to a nice big farm in the country. Now, I feel like I have to defend my rights just to leave on my own terms.
By the way, does anyone have a clue what the fine may be? Approximately, based on similar experiences? I may just pay it. They flock is worth it to us. I felt it wasn't the best of times to ask the township supervisor when I was on the phone with him last. I'm trying to keep it civil and all.
I apologize for the rant...I'm upset and bit addled. I would still like to chat with anyone in the Muskegon Area, especially Muskegon Township. So please feel free to contact me however you like. I'll be checking the thread every couple days.
Thank you so much for all the input, it really helps.