Category Archives: Michigan

Mount Clemens, MI: Council to hold reading for BSL repeal, June 4

Mount Clemens, MI, city council is scheduled to hold a reading for proposed repeal of BSL during their city council meeting on June 4 at 7:00 PM at City Hall, One Crocker Boulevard. Although the agenda is not available at this time, we have been told this item is on the agenda.

Please continue to encourage city commissioners to support repeal  of BSL!
bdempsey@cityofmountclemens.com; lhill@cityofmountclemens.com; gblash@cityofmountclemens.com; rbunton@cityofmountclemens.com; rcampbell@cityofmountclemens.com; mdreger@cityofmountclemens.com; jrheker@cityofmountclemens.com

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Mount Clemens, MI: Work session to discuss BSL repeal, May 21

In February, Mount Clemens, MI, commissioners voted to amend their animal control ordinance to remove breed-specific language. There was a first reading in March, and then… nothing.

Tonight, May 21, at 6:00 PM, the council will hold a work session. The animal ordinance is on the work session agenda for discussion. The workshop is open to the public. Commission Chambers, City Hall, One Crocker Boulevard.

If you are able to attend this work session to show your support for repeal of BSL, please do so! Because the city has been silent on this for so long, we are concerned that the city may not go forward with repeal of BSL.

Please continue to encourage city commissioners to support repeal  of BSL!
bdempsey@cityofmountclemens.com; lhill@cityofmountclemens.com; gblash@cityofmountclemens.com; rbunton@cityofmountclemens.com; rcampbell@cityofmountclemens.com; mdreger@cityofmountclemens.com; jrheker@cityofmountclemens.com

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Kingsford, MI: Breed ban repeal effort needs your help, May 21

Residents have asked Kingsford city council to repeal their longstanding breed ban. One resident who attended the last meeting has advised us that the council is not really interested in repeal, and that the repeal proposal may ultimately be buried in committee unless more people show up at the council meetings to put pressure on the council.

The next council meeting is May 21 at 6:30 PM at City Hall. (See contact info below to reach city clerk for more information.) Residents and locals, please attend this meeting and show your support for the repeal of Kingsford’s breed ban.

Contact information for city of Kingsford:
City of Kingsford, 305 South Carpenter Avenue, Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 774-3526
info@cityofkingsford.com
Public Safety Director Tim Gussert: kpsdirector@cityofkingsford.com

Residents bark back against pit bull ban

by Beth Cefalu
Posted: 05.17.2012 at 10:09 PM

[…] Residents are continuing to bark back against the ban in hopes the city council will revoke the ordinance that was implemented in 1987. The city council is reviewing the ban, but no decisions have been made.

Full article retrieved 5/20/12 from http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=755313#.T7j0T0XgjpU

Kingsford, MI: City will consider breed ban repeal

Residents have asked Kingsford city council to repeal their longstanding breed ban. The council has agreed to consider the possibility. Please support the council’s efforts by sending respectful correspondence and useful breed-neutral alternatives for their consideration.

Contact information for city of Kingsford:
City of Kingsford, 305 South Carpenter Avenue, Kingsford, MI 49802
(906) 774-3526
info@cityofkingsford.com
Public Safety Director Tim Gussert: kpsdirector@cityofkingsford.com

Kingsford mulls ban on pit bulls

May 8, 2012
By JIM ANDERSON – News Editor , The Daily News

KINGSFORD – Kingsford will take another look at a ban on pit bulls that has been in effect for 25 years.

The city council on Monday received a petition signed by more than 150 people objecting to the city’s pit bull ordinance.[…]

[Springlake Animal Shelter manager Diane] Luczak added that the city could modify its ordinance to allow pit bulls, but require that they be neutered or spayed. “We need to make people responsible,” she said. […]

Mayor Michael Flaminio said that, while “there are many pit bulls that are not dangerous at all,” the issue of city liability must be kept in mind.

A committee consisting of City Manager Tony Edlebeck, City Attorney Bruce Brouillette, Public Safety Director Tim Gussert and council members Dennis Baldinelli and Cynthia Miller-Dixon will look into the pit bull issue and make a recommendation. […]

Full article retrieved 5/9/12 from http://www.ironmountaindailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534551/Kingsford-mulls-ban-on-pit-bulls.html

Mount Clemens, MI: First reading of BSL repeal, March 5

In February, Mount Clemens, MI, commissioners voted to amend their animal control ordinance to remove breed-specific language.

City commissioners will hold the first official reading of the repeal amendment during their meeting on March 5 at 7:00 PM, Commission Chambers, City Hall, One Crocker Boulevard. View the agenda here: http://www.cityofmountclemens.com/pdfs/03-05-12ConciseAgenda.pdf

If the first reading goes well, the amendment will be up for a second and final reading on March 19.

Please continue to encourage city commissioners to support BSL repeal!
bdempsey@cityofmountclemens.com; lhill@cityofmountclemens.com; gblash@cityofmountclemens.com; rbunton@cityofmountclemens.com; rcampbell@cityofmountclemens.com; mdreger@cityofmountclemens.com; jrheker@cityofmountclemens.com

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Mount Clemens, MI: Commissioners vote to repeal BSL

Mount Clemens city commissioners have agreed to amend their animal control ordinance to remove breed-specific language. The official repeal amendment will have a first reading on March 5.

Please THANK the Mount Clemens commissioners for their smart decision:
bdempsey@cityofmountclemens.com; lhill@cityofmountclemens.com; gblash@cityofmountclemens.com; rbunton@cityofmountclemens.com; rcampbell@cityofmountclemens.com; mdreger@cityofmountclemens.com; jrheker@cityofmountclemens.com

Mount Clemens removes pit bulls from dangerous animal ordinance

Published: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

By Mitch Hotts, mitch.hotts@macombdaily.com

The Mount Clemens City Commission voted 5-1 Monday night to remove language targeting pit bulls from a dangerous animal ordinance, a move that will alleviate pit bull owners from a number of regulations.

Commissioners said the breed specific wording that was included in the law back in 2009 was discriminatory because it assumed all pit bulls were dangerous, and made the ordinance difficult to enforce. […]

Full article retrieved 2/22/12 from http://www.macombdaily.com/articles/2012/02/22/news/doc4f445dc2054de356797997.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Ionia, MI: Breed ban rejected

Ionia, MI, city council voted against a proposed breed ban by 5-3. It’s not a totally done deal, as some council members suggested they may look at BSL again in the future.

We hope that residents will take note of who voted for and against the breed ban, and take that into consideration during the next election.
For breed ban: Tom Millard, Mayor Dan Balice, Deputy Mayor Kim Patrick
Against breed ban: Gordon Kelley, Jeff Winters, John Milewski, Brenda Cowling-Cronk, Matt Johnson

Pit bull ban fails in Ionia: council members vote 5-3 against proposed animal ordinance

By Jon Szerlag, The Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Posted Jan 03, 2012 @ 11:56 PM

IONIA, Mich. — An animal ordinance to phase out pit bulls within the city limits of Ionia failed with a 5-3 vote at the Ionia city council’s Tuesday meeting. […]

With the ordinance failing upon the second reading, Ionia City Manager Jason Eppler explained that the ordinance will be revised to remove all items regarding the phasing out of pit bulls and be brought back at the February meeting. […]

At the end of the meeting, council members stated that they will look at ways to ensure the public’s safety, have that be looking at a later date of dangerous breeds, or increasing fines for individuals who do not follow current laws, like the leash law.

Full article retrieved 1/4/12 from http://www.sentinel-standard.com/topstories/x1569735402/Pit-bull-ban-fails-in-Ionia-council-members-vote-5-3-against-proposed-animal-ordinance

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