CRESTVIEW — The City Council will discuss revisions to the animal control ordinance during a Monday evening workshop.
Proposed revisions include several changes to accommodate residents' requests.
Among proposed revisions likely to generate further discussion are prohibition of tethering pets to a stationary object, limiting the number of pets an owner may have, and provisions allowing animal control officers unrestricted access to private property.
Residents have also requested to be allowed to keep pot-belly pigs and chickens within city limits, a provision included in the proposed ordinance.
Councilwoman Robyn Helt has questioned a provision declaring the city a bird sanctuary.
Helt has requested more detail about restrictions the designation could place on homeowners, utility workers or contractors, should a bird build a nest in a dangerous place, like near electrical equipment.
WANT TO GO?
WHAT: City Council animal control ordinance workshop
WHEN: 5 p.m. May 12
WHERE: City Council Chamber, City Hall
NOTES: Discussion of revisions to Crestview's current animal control ordinance