June 10, 2008

Pooper scooper proposal goes to public hearing

A public hearing on the proposed pooper scooper law has been slated for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25 at City Hall.
Normally, the council waives the reading of proposed ordinances, but tonight, rookie Councilor Cliff Block refused after hearing from his colleague Craig Minor that "the word feces appears in here liberally."
Since Block voted against waiving the reading, he volunteered to read it.
The proposal would generally bar dog owners from allowing excrement on anybody else’s property. The proposed fine would be $25.
Hopefully, I can post the language on here soon.

Update - Thanks to Councilor Craig Minor, here's the text:

CITY COUNCIL MEETING June 10, 2008

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE


MOTION TO INTRODUCE AMENDMENT REGARDING PICK-UP AND DISPOSAL OF DOG WASTE. FINE.


In accordance with Section 21(f) of the Charter of the City of Bristol, I hereby MOVE that the following proposed amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4, Animals and Fowl, adding a new section 4-3, be INTRODUCED. I FURTHER MOVE that a public hearing be held thereon by the Ordinance Committee of the City Council on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. in the First Floor Meeting Room, City Hall, 111 North Main Street, Bristol, CT. (Words to be added are underlined):

4-3. Pick-up and disposal of dog waste. Fine.

(a) An owner or keeper of any dog, while said dog is on public property, including highways and sidewalks, or on any private property not owned or controlled by said owner or keeper, must carry on his person a means to pick up feces deposited by said dog. A plastic bag or other container shall meet this requirement.
(b) Any owner or keeper of any dog that defecates upon any public property, including highways and sidewalks, or upon any private property not owned or controlled by said owner or keeper, shall immediately pick up said feces and thereafter dispose of same as otherwise required by this code of ordinances
(c) Any person violating any requirement of this section shall be guilty of an infraction and fined $25.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Full of sh!t as usual.

Anonymous said...

Rather childish for Cliff Block to insist on reading all the bad words aloud.

Anonymous said...

Pooper scooper! Pooper scooper! Pooper scooper!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to see our City Council is tending to our most pressing problems.

Matt in Plymouth said...

Since when is feces a bad word?

Anonymous said...

Does Block-head have a feces fetish?

Anonymous said...

? - sure seems appropriate that both minor and block are wallowing in "feces" related issues - much like the way that they have been serving us - "crappy."

Anonymous said...

Wasn't the first time Block talked feces, unfortunately, it probably won't be the last time either!

Anonymous said...

Minor and Block = Beavis and Butthead, facinated with dogs taking a dump.

Anonymous said...

difference between block, minor and man's best friend is that I like man's best friend.
dogs might not have common sense but at least they are dependable versus block and minor who have neither.

Anonymous said...

I say no dogs should be allowed on any park property, city property or any functions/events in the city. Then we won't have to worry about the crap everywhere. Let them have the roberts as McCauley has been using for years! But then again - that place if full of crap too. Ban dogs period.

Anonymous said...

Just like the Bristol local government full of s..., you cant tell me that there aren't more important topics to be voted on!