Crestview animal ordinance revisions to be discussed Monday (FILE)

Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 at 06:48 PM.

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.

Click here for a copy of the proposed animal control ordinance>>

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.



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