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Mayor: Jasper dog committee's proposal completed
by David Lazenby Daily Mountain Eagle

Jasper Mayor Sonny Posey says he is "pleased" that a committee he appointed in July to examine proposed ordinances regarding dogs within city limits has made a recommendation he believes is a compromise between polar points of view on the pet issues.

Posey said the matter will not be introduced at Tuesday's meeting of the Jasper City Council. Before the subject is discussed at an official meeting, he wants to have a work session with city attorney Russ Robertson and members of the dog ordinance committee.

On Tuesday, Posey said he will meet privately with Robertson to put the verbal recommendation "in its proper form."

Posey said he expects the matter will be discussed at the Jasper City Council's first meeting in September, which is scheduled for Sept. 6.

"It will be dealing with both situations - the vicious dog question and kennels," Posey said.

Since May when the Council heard the first reading of an ordinance that proposed regulation of the breeds of dogs that may be possessed on residential property within the city limits - namely pit bull terriers, Doberman pinschers, rottweilers and chows - types of dogs many consider to be among the most dangerous, dog discussions have dominated several Council meetings.

In July, when Posey formed the committee, he appointed to it some of those on both sides of the issue who had been the most vocal.

Posey said he was impressed how the community members with vastly different points of view on the matter were able to quickly come up with a recommendation.

"They came together really well on it," Posey said. "Now we'll see what the Council thinks."

Posey added "It is interesting to me that knowing all these people, and where they started from, that they managed to kind of meet in the middle."

Although several members of the committee are still concerned about the presence of pit bulls in the city, including an individual whose wife was bitten May 25, by a dog he described as a being similar to a pit bull terrier, Posey confirmed on Friday that no breeds of dogs will be banned from city limits.

However, he said "there will be three breeds mentioned in the ordinance as proposed."

He added "There will be some requirements in regards to those three breeds, and they will be allowed, but you'll have to go by the ordinance or pay the consequences."

During recent meetings of the committee, members discussed requiring that some dogs be required to be registered with the city. They also talked about making owners of these dogs put muzzles on the canines at times when they pose the most risk.

"There is a possibility of both," Posey said. "We'll see."

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Jasper, AL: Work session set for 8/25/11
Posted on August 24, 2011
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Thanks to Doris Hutson for keeping us updated on Jasper!

WORK SESSION NOTICE

The Jasper City Council will hold a work session Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 12:00 noon. This work session will be held to discuss amending the leash law relating to vicious dogs, restrictions upon the ownership of dogs and vicious dogs, and any other matters the council may wish to discuss.

It should be noted that while Jasper Mayor Sonny Posey has confirmed that no breeds will be banned in the proposal that will be presented to the council on September 6, he confirmed that three breeds will be specifically named and regulated by the ordinance.

If at all possible, please attend this work session tomorrow to voice your concerns against any ordinance that targets specific breeds of dogs.

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Just to keep everyone updated on the situation in Jasper, Alabama:

I received the agenda for next Tuesday's city council meeting, and the proposed vicious dog ordinance targeting 3 breeds of dogs (which we were told would be presented on September 6) was not an agenda item. I called city hall and spoke with one of the clerks. At last week's work session, the committee presented their breed specific ordinance, and the council rejected it. Moreover, I was advised that the council told the committee from the get-go that the council as a whole had no intention of passing any ordinance that regulates the ownership of specific breeds of dogs.

The committee was instructed to go back to the drawing board and craft a vicious dog ordinance that DOES NOT make reference to specific breeds of dogs.

I will continue to keep an eye on the situation in Jasper, but considering two city council members are pit bull owners and the majority of the council is against BSL, I think you can drop this one off your radar until further notice.
 
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