Buchanan, MI reminder: Public workshop to discuss dog laws, Oct 17

Buchanan has a barking dog ordinance, but no other animal laws. During the last city commission meeting, at least one resident requested BSL. The commissioners decided to hold a public workshop on October 17 to consider their options further.

StopBSL would like to suggest that locals and residents in and around Buchanan make an effort to participate in community and commission discussions regarding potential animal ordinances, and to guide those discussions toward effective breed-neutral options.

Buchanan public workshop on animal ordinances: October 17, 6:00 PM, Buchanan City Hall, 302 N. Redbud Trail.

Contact info for city commissioners:
**Please don’t flood these folks with emails opposing breed bans. Instead, politely encourage commissioners to consider breed-neutral ordinances and to avoid breed-specific ones. Please encourage them to do the right thing to protect their residents effectively.**
City Hall, 302 N. Redbud Trail, Buchanan, MI 49107
Carla Cole, Mayor, sienna@qtm.net
Michael A Terrell, terrelm@gmail.com
David Hagey
Patricia Moore, PMDPM@aol.com
Earl “Joe” Scanlon III, Mayor Pro Tem, midasjoe94@yahoo.com
City Manager & Police Chief Bill Marx, wmarx@buchananpolice.net

Email block for cut and paste (note not all commissioners have email)
sienna@qtm.net; terrelm@gmail.com; PMDPM@aol.com; midasjoe94@yahoo.com; wmarx@buchananpolice.net

All alerts for Buchanan, MI: http://stopbsl.com/?s=%22buchanan%2C+mi%22

Buchanan residents seek solution to dangerous dogs

STAN MADDUX, South Bend Tribune Correspondent
5:15 p.m. EDT, September 29, 2011

BUCHANAN — Buchanan city commissioners are planning a workshop next month to continue discussion on whether the city needs a dangerous animal ordinance.

Residents packed the commissioners meeting earlier this week in response to pit bull attacks on three residents earlier this month.[…]

The workshop will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at City Hall and the commissioners invited [Berrien County animal control director Val] Grimes to further discuss what can be done locally to address dangerous pets in the city.

Grimes said merely passing an ordinance might not be the answer, explaining enforcement can be too costly, especially in tough economic conditions, and require more manpower than what’s currently available. […]

Full article retrieved 10/1/11 from http://www.southbendtribune.com/sbt-buchanan-residents-seek-solution-to-dangerous-dogs-20110929,0,7046399.story


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