Category Archives: Wisconsin

Chippewa Falls, WI: City may consider BSL

Nothing official has been proposed in Chippewa, but the council has asked the public safety committee to look into BSL. Please encourage Chippewa Falls officials to reject breed-discriminatory laws in favor of effective breed-neutral measures. Wondering what prompted the city to think about BSL? Click the article link below to read the full story.

Mayor Gregory S. Hoffman, ghoffman70@aol.com
Michael Hanke, mhanke@chippewafalls-wi.gov
Brian Flynn, bflynn@chippewafalls-wi.gov
C W King, cwking@chippewafalls-wi.gov
Chuck Hull, chull@chippewafalls-wi.gov
Jane Lardahl, jlardahl@chippewafalls-wi.gov
Bill Hicks, bhicks@chippewafalls-wi.gov
George Adrian, gadrian@chippewafalls-wi.gov

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ghoffman70@aol.com; mhanke@chippewafalls-wi.gov; bflynn@chippewafalls-wi.gov; cwking@chippewafalls-wi.gov; chull@chippewafalls-wi.gov; jlardahl@chippewafalls-wi.gov; bhicks@chippewafalls-wi.gov; gadrian@chippewafalls-wi.gov

Next council meeting: Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 PM at City Hall, second floor, 30 W. Central Street. (The Public Safety Committee, which will be taking up the issue next, appears to meet once a month and has already met in October.)

Chippewa Falls pondering ordinance governing pit bulls

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 12:00 am
By Chris Vetter Chippewa Falls News Bureau

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Chippewa Falls could become the latest municipality to create an ordinance to regulate pit bulls.[…]

Police Chief Wendy Stelter said the city doesn’t have an ordinance that specifically addresses pit bulls. Stelter told the council the only applicable ordinance is for dogs running at large.

City attorney Bob Ferg said he wanted to read state statutes on the topic before commenting.

Councilman Brian Flynn recommended the matter be sent to the Public Safety Committee for further review.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/5/11 from http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/front_page/article_3fb3c7be-2f2a-54e8-a6e8-bb694fa65b68.html

Marinette, WI update: Breed ban proposal nixed

Several attendees of yesterday’s Marinette Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee meeting have reported that the committee voted against a proposed breed ban. The proposal is unlikely to move forward.

The committee also stated an interest in enforcing or strengthening the breed-neutral dog ordinances they already have in place.

Thanks to the many people who took the time to update StopBSL on Marinette, including Cindi and the Lakeshore Bully Club.

All alerts for Marinette: http://stopbsl.com/?s=marinette

Marinette, WI: Committee to meet, may recommend breed ban, Aug 10

Thanks to Kathy for this Marinette update!

In July, the Marinette, WI, Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee wrote up a proposal to ban “pit bulls.” Their decision to advance the ordinance to council was delayed by public protest.

The Committee will again discuss and possibly recommend a breed ban or breed-specific restrictions on Wednesday, August 10, at 4:45 PM, in Council Chambers, Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI.

In addition to sending correspondence to council to oppose breed-discriminatory laws, residents and locals are urged to attend the Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee meeting on August 10 to reiterate public opposition to the proposed ban.

Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143-1716
Mayor Robert M. Harbick, mayor@marinette.wi.us
Elected officials’ contact information may be viewed here (emails not available): http://www.marinette.wi.us/government/elected_officials.php

The Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee meets on the second Wednesday of  each month at 4:45 PM. City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Call 715.732.5120 for more information.

Waukesha, WI: Alderman claims to be working on BSL or ban

Waukesha alderman Kathleen Cummings has stated that she is working with the city attorney and police to draft an ordinance that would restrict “pit bulls and other dangerous breeds.” Please send polite, respectful correspondence to city officials, explaining the failings of BSL, and provide reasonable, effective breed-neutral options for their consideration.

Contact info for Waukesha officials
City Hall, 201 Delafield St, Waukesha, WI 53188
Mayor, 262-524-3700, jscrima@ci.waukesha.wi.us or mayor@ci.waukesha.wi.us
City Administrator, cityadmin@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Common Council
Terry Thieme, tthieme@sbcglobal.net
Kathleen M. Cummings, kcummings@ci.waukesha.wi.us (proposed BSL or ban)
Eric Payne (no email provided)
Steve Johnson, sgjohnson10@hotmail.com
Christopher Hernandez, alddist3@ci.waukesha.wi.us (does not support ban)
Roger Patton, revroger.patton2@gmail.com (proposed BSL / ban)
Joe Pieper, joseph.pieper@sbcglobal.net
Richard Hastings, alddist12@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Paul Ybarra, paulrybarra@gmail.com
Andy Reiland, Andy.Reiland@safway.com (does not support ban)
Brian White, bwhite@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Joan Francoeur, jfrancoeur@ci.waukesha.wi.us
John W. Kalblinger, alddist7@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Duane Paulson, alddist15@ci.waukesha.wi.us (supports ban or BSL)
Vance Skinner, alddist8@ci.waukesha.wi.us

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jscrima@ci.waukesha.wi.us; mayor@ci.waukesha.wi.us; cityadmin@ci.waukesha.wi.us; tthieme@sbcglobal.net; kcummings@ci.waukesha.wi.us; sgjohnson10@hotmail.com; alddist3@ci.waukesha.wi.us; revroger.patton2@gmail.com; joseph.pieper@sbcglobal.net; alddist12@ci.waukesha.wi.us; paulrybarra@gmail.com; Andy.Reiland@safway.com; bwhite@ci.waukesha.wi.us; jfrancoeur@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist7@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist15@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist8@ci.waukesha.wi.us

Next city council meeting: July 19, 2011, at 7:30 PM. City Hall, Council Chambers, 201 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI 53188  (Note, however, that the public comment section of the council meeting is reserved for “city residents and taxpayers only.”)

Humane Official: Biting Animals Ordinance Would Be Positive Outcome of Sad Situation

By Amy Gilgenbach

[. . . Alderman Kathleen Cummings] will be working with the city attorney and police to craft a city ordinance which may include restricting pit bulls or other breeds that are considered dangerous. In talking to people about the situation, even other dog owners are concerned about the reputation of pit bulls, she said.

“It’s obvious we need stronger legislation when it comes to certain breeds,” she said.

She said that they would also be considering how other communities address this issue and proceeding with caution. […]

Full article retrieved 7/15/11 from http://waukesha.patch.com/articles/humane-official-biting-animals-ordinance-would-be-positive-outcome-of-sad-situation

Marinette, WI: Council committee proposes breed ban

Thanks to Tiffany for the heads up about Marinette!

Marinette, WI, Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee has written up a proposed ordinance to ban “pit bulls”; the committee considered the proposal during a meeting today. The committee has decided to perform additional research on the issue before advancing the proposed ordinance to city council.

Residents and locals, please send polite, respectful, informative correspondence to the city council as they prepare to look into the issue further. You may wish to demonstrate the ethical, financial, and public safety failures of BSL and breed bans; you may also wish to provide reasonable, effective, and fair breed-neutral ordinances for their consideration.

Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143-1716 
Mayor Robert M. Harbick, mayor@marinette.wi.us
Elected officials’ contact information may be viewed here (emails not available): http://www.marinette.wi.us/government/elected_officials.php

The Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee meets on the second Wednesday of  each month at 4:45 PM. City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Call 715.732.5120 for more information.

Pit bull ban?

Marinette is considering banning pit bulls

Published : Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011, 9:42 PM CDT
Reporter: Becky DeVries

MARINETTE – Should people be allowed to own pit bulls? Marinette is considering an ordinance that would keep all pit bulls out of the city. […]

According to the Marinette public safety and code enforcement committee chair, Marinette’s mayor asked the city attorney to draft an ordinance banning residents from owning pit bulls. […]

Ten people spoke up at the committee meeting, all against an ordinance banning pit bulls. […]

The committee unanimously voted to put the idea on hold and look into more research, before making a recommendation to the full city council.[…]

Full article retrieved 7/13/11 from http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/north_counties/marinette-considers-pit-bull-ordinance

Cornell, WI reminder: Committee to discuss BSL, July 6

Cornell, WI will discuss possible restrictions on “pit bulls and other dangerous dog breeds” during the Public Health and Safety committee meeting on July 6 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers.

There is no official proposal yet, so I do not know whether they are going to consider restrictions or a ban, nor which dog breeds specifically will be targeted.

Residents and locals are encouraged to attend the committee meeting to provide respectful, educational dialogue about the dangers of BSL and the need for effective breed-neutral solutions.

City of Cornell, 222 Main Street, Cornell, WI 54732
715-239-3710
cornellcityoffice@centurytel.net

Cornell, WI: Committee to discuss BSL, July 6

Cornell, WI will discuss possible restrictions on “pit bulls and other dangerous dog breeds” during the Public Health and Safety committee meeting on July 6 at 5:00 PM in the council chambers. This is definitely on the agenda, per the city office.

There is no official proposal yet, so I do not know whether they are going to consider restrictions or a ban, nor which dog breeds specifically will be targeted.

Residents and locals are encouraged to contact the city council and attend the committee meeting to provide respectful, educational dialogue about the dangers of BSL and the need for effective breed-neutral solutions.

City of Cornell, 222 Main Street, Cornell, WI 54732
715-239-3710
cornellcityoffice@centurytel.net