May 28, 2006
Animal Control Officer Denied Zoning for Kennels and Pet Dealer
In a 2-1 vote
by the P&Z Board, the Animal Control officer and the
owner of the property were denied “special exception” zoning
for an animal breeding facility and pet dealership. Some
questions brought up were:
Was she going to take in dogs that she picked up as Animal
Was she going to take dogs from the Humane Society and adopt
was there already a kennel there if there hadn’t been a
special exception granted previously? According
to the Animal Control officer, this had been discussed at
the P&Z office and the entire office was aware of what
was going on. It appears the Animal Control officer was
entitled to special treatment by the P&Z director and
the Code Enforcement officer by being an employee of the
P&Z office. No citations have been issued.
There had been rumors that Pit Bulls would be bred
at this location. This was denied by the applicant,
but we are unsure of what type animals were to be bred.
Apparently, exactly what activities were going to be conducted
were not presented in writing and made a part of the record.
This issue will come before the BOC on June 5 at their 9:00a.m.
meeting. There will be another public hearing at that time
with final denial or approval of this requested Special
Exception by the Commissioners.
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