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Public input is sought on proposed pet ordinance
by Alan Lewis Gerstenecker - Editor
Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2007 11:20 PM CDT
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Pet owners in Rolla may have the opportunity to hear more about a proposed new ordinance as soon as the second City Council meeting June 18, but more than likely it will be the first meeting in July.

The ordinance also seeks a registration of persons owning a pit bull-terrier- type dog older than six months. These dogs -- excluding those intended for breeding -- shall be spayed or neutered. There will be a $10 licensing fee for Pit Bull-terrier dogs, according to the ordinance proposal.

"We had 23 dog bites in the city last year, and 21 could be directly related to Pit-Bull type dogs," Kearse said Monday night, explaining the rational.

The proposed ordinance was written by an ad-hoc committee. The panel consisted of Lt. Jim Macormic of the Rolla Police; John Redshaw, a city animal control officer; Councilman Monty Jordan; Don Johnson, a appointee of Mayor William S. Jenks, III; Beth Lorie of Friends of Animals; Mary Aycock of the Phelps County Animal Welfare League; Dr. Dan Brown, a veterinarian, and Judy James.

"We'd like all the input we can get," Kearse said. "Tell people to respond to a poll."

The city did away with a previous pet ordinance in 1996, Butz said.

"We had about 7 to 8 percent compliance, and it only brought in about $2,200 annually. Apparently, it seemed to be more hassle than it was worth then," Butz said.

The Rolla Daily News is currently polling people about the proposed pet ordinance. To participate, visit the poll at the RDN Web site at: www.rolladailynews. com.

http://www.therolla dailynews. com/articles/ 2007/06/07/ news/news01. txt

CONTACT INFORMATION

Mayor:
William S. Jenks, III

City Administrator:
John D. Butz

Administrative Assistant:
Millie Street

Main Office:
901 North Elm Street,
3rd Floor, City Hall

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 979
Rolla, MO 65402

Telephone:
(573) 364-1384
Fax: (573) 426-6947

E-Mail:
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City Council

Monty Jordan 411 East 12th Street
364-3274
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Terry Ruck 407 E. 6th Street
364-4777
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Stan Spadoni 1708 Lee Circle
341-3113
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Donald Barklage 701 Murry Lane
364-8228
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Sue Eudaly 400 Greenbriar Drive
364-0044
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Gary Hicks 506 Cheswick Court
364-1978
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Judy Jepsen 702 Lariat Lane
364-7023
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Louis Magdits * 819 Oak Knoll Road
364-5311
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Jim Williams

P.O. Box 1897
364-2405
No E-mail

Richard Morris 577 Basswood Drive
426-4084
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Mark Walburg 709 West 12th Street
202-4121
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Mark Walburg 709 West 12th Street
202-4121
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