COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

                                                                    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

 

AGENDA TITLE

Amendment of County Code Section 4-213 to prohibit dogs running at large within the Farmington Subdivision

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST

Adoption of ordinance to amend section 4-213 of the County Code to prohibit dogs running at large in the Farmington Subdivision.

 

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Davis and Foley

 

AGENDA DATE:                      

May 12, 2004

 

ACTION:      X                                INFORMATION:

 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:          

     ACTION:                                  INFORMATION:

  

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Homeowners may request the Board to designate specific areas in which dogs are restricted from running at large. Generally, by Board policy, requests to designate such areas are made by petition of a majority of the lot owners with a copy of a recorded plat of the proposed area. Once the Board receives the information, it authorizes a public hearing to consider adoption an ordinance to amend Section 4-213 of the County Code to designate the area.  In this case, the request was initiated by the Farmington Property Owners Association on behalf of a majority of the lot owners.  With the concurrence of the supervisor from this district, the matter has been advertised for consideration by the Board.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The Farmington Property Owners Association has requested the Board to adopt an ordinance to designate the subdivision as an area in which it is unlawful for dogs to run at large.  The minutes of the meeting of the Association reflect that the request was approved by a vote of 85 “For” and 16 “Against”.

 

Attached is a copy of the Property Owners Association Request and background information.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

If the Board, after the public hearing, finds it appropriate to designate the Farmington Subdivision as an area in which it is unlawful for dogs to run at large, staff recommends the Board adopt the proposed ordinance.

 

View draft ordinance

View request from property owners

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