COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 4, Animals and Fowl, Article II, Dogs and Other Animals, Division 3, Running at Large, Section 4-213, In Certain Areas
Authorize public hearing to amend County Code Section 4-213, In Certain Areas, to add Section One of Corville Farm Subdivision as an area where it is unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit such dog to run at large
Tucker, Foley, Davis
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
November 1, 2006
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
Virginia State Code Section 3.1-796.93 authorizes governing bodies of counties to prohibit dogs from running at large. Section 4-213 of the Albemarle County Code makes it unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit such dog to run at large in designated areas of the County. It is the Board’s policy to consider allowing specific areas to be added to the list of designated areas if: 1) that area can be readily identified by plat which has been recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and 2) the majority (51% or more) of property owners of the area sign a petition requesting that the Board add that area to the list.
Goal 1: Enhance the quality of life for all Albemarle County residents.
Fourteen property owners owning 10 of 14 lots in Section One of Corville Farms Subdivision signed a petition requesting that the Board add Section One of Corville Farms subdivision to the list of designated areas where it is unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit such dog to run at large. They submitted their petition and a copy of the recorded subdivision plat to the Clerk of the Board as required (Attachment B).
If the Board wishes to add Section One of Corville Farms Subdivision to the list, an ordinance amendment to Section 4-213 of the County code is required. A draft ordinance adding that area to the list is attached (Attachment A).
This ordinance does not have any anticipated budget impact.
Staff recommends that, if the Board wishes to add Section One of Corville Farms Subdivision to the list set forth in County Code Section 4-213, it set a public hearing to receive comments on the attached draft ordinance on December 6, 2006.
A - Draft Ordinance
B - Corville Farms Property Owners’ Petition and Plat
C - Virginia State Code Section 3.1-796.93
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