Subject Title: BOC - Ord. Amending Chapter 6, Animals, Burke Co. Code of Ordinances & Public Hearing - MAY 18, 2021 - 6:00 P.M.
Presented By: Jeff Brittain and/or Debbie Hawkins
Summary of Information: In August of 2020, the Board adopted most of the Animal Advisory Board’s revisions to Chapter 6, Animals, of the Burke County Code of Ordinances. The Board asked the AAB to seek additional public input, revise three (3) sections and report back in 90 days. Although the process took longer than anticipated and after many hours of meetings and public input, the AAB completed its mission and voted unanimously to approve the proposed ordinance revisions. The proposed ordinance was reviewed by the Chairman, Vice Chairman in consultation with the AAB executive committee, the County Manager, the County Attorney, the Animal Services Director, and the Clerk on April 6th. During this meeting, the County Attorney was asked to reword provision No. 6 of the breeding and transfer of ownership section. A public hearing on the draft ordinance is recommended for public transparency.
Budgetary Effect: None. Funding for codification is included in the budget.
County Manager's Recommendation: Approval is recommended.
- Hold a public hearing to receive comments from the public.
- Adopt Ordinance No. 2021-04.
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