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The City of Bryan wants your input! In an effort to update the City’s existing animal ordinance to better reflect adherence to state law, support community needs, and promote best practices in addressing common concerns, a number of updates are proposed.
The Animal Center Advisory Committee will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 5:30 PM in Council Chambers of the Municipal Office Building. Citizens who wish to share feedback are invited to do so during the hear citizens portion of the meeting. If you are unable to attend this public meeting but still wish to provide feedback, you may submit your input in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org now through October 19, 2018.
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On Thursday, October 18, 2018, the City of Bryan Animal Center Advisory Committee (ACAC) will host a regular meeting in Council Chambers of the Municipal Office Building beginning at 5:30 PM. In addition to regular business, the City welcomes the public to share feedback on proposed updates to the animal ordinance as committee members prepare to make a recommendation to Bryan City Council.
WHAT: ACAC Regular Meeting – Public Input on Proposed Animal Ordinance Updates
WHEN: Thursday, October 18th – 5:30 PM
WHERE: City of Bryan Municipal Office Building – 300 S. Texas Avenue – Council Chambers
The ACAC is an advisory board that is comprised of seven members including a licensed veterinarian, an animal organization representative, shelter staff member, Bryan City Council member, and three citizens representing the community at-large. There are several key changes proposed in an effort to update the City’s existing animal ordinance to better reflect adherence to state law, support community needs, and promote best practices in addressing common concerns. Below is a summary of the proposed changes noting the page numbers for reference within the animal ordinance available at bryantx.gov/animalordinance:
ARTICLE I. GENERAL
Sec. 10-2 Enforcement: <Page 5>
(d) Unlawful for animal or community caregivers to intentionally deceive or mislead ACO’s
(e) The ability to banish an animal(s) after numerous nuisance complaints
Sec. 10-10 Animals creating a nuisance: <Page 8>
Update nuisance for barking/noise and unsanitary conditions that affects neighbors
ARTICLE II. DOGS AND CATS
Sec. 10-53 Nuisances: <Page 12>
(d) Prohibiting individuals to feed cat colonies who are not the caregiver
(e) Requiring cat colonies to be relocated after substantial nuisance complaints
Sec. 10-54 Community Cats: <Page 12>
(a) Clarifies procedures for community cats that are impounded for nuisance complaints
Sec. 10-57 Over 4 Permit: <Page 13>
(c) Sets requirements for fees and inspections; as well as the ability for the City to waive these requirements under certain circumstances.
ARTICLE III. DANGEROUS DOGS AND INHUMANE TREATMENT
Division 1. Dangerous Dogs: <Page 14>
This Division is updated to better align with state law, clarify hearing procedures, owner requirements, and organize language so that it is easier for citizen to follow.
Sec. 10-92. Requirement for owner of dangerous dogs: <Page 16>
(a) Adds the requirement that the dog must be microchipped and sterilized if intact
Division 2. Inhumane Treatment of Animals:
Sec. 10-103 Inhumane Treatment, generally: <Page 20>
(b) Establishes the ability to issue citations based on pain/suffering, deprivation of food/vet care/shelter, and unreasonable confinement.
Sec. 10-104 Tethering: <Page 20>
(b) Revises based on state law, with staff recommendations
Sec. 10-108 Animals left in vehicles: <Page 21>
(a) Includes minimum confinement time, changes ambient temperature, and addresses the ability for staff to take action
Sec. 10-110 Animals in trucks and trailers: <Page 21>
Proposed: It will be illegal to transport animals in an open/flatbed truck (similar to City of College Station)
ARTICLE IV. LIVESTOCK, FOWL, AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS
Sec. 10-33 Keeping of livestock: <Page 22-23>
(a) Livestock can only be on property zoned AO, unless lawfully grandfathered.
(c) Livestock cannot be on property without owner’s permission
(g) Establishes process to deal with nuisance livestock seized and impounded
Sec. 10-134 Fowl: <Page 24>
(b) Regulating the housing of chickens, setting limits from dwelling and neighbors
(c) Roosters will not be allowed in City
Sec. 10-135 Rabbits: <Page 24>
Proposed: Added to regulate rabbits (similar to City of College Station)
Sec. 10-136 Ferrets: <Page 24-25>
Proposed: Added to regulate ferrets (similar to City of College Station)
Sec. 10-137 Beekeeping: <Page 25>
Proposed: Added to regulate Beekeeping, set distance requirements and nuisance abatement
In the event you have comments, questions, or concerns but are unable to attend the public meeting, you are welcome to share your feedback by emailing email@example.com no later than October 19, 2018.