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File #: 31942    Version: 1 Name: Dog parks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/18/2013 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 10/29/2013 Final action: 11/19/2013
Enactment date: 11/27/2013 Enactment #: ORD-13-00198
Title: Repealing and recreating Section 28.32(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the subsection outlining the City dog parks and applicable rules and adding two new off-leash dog park locations.
Sponsors: Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Maurice S. Cheeks, Paul E. Skidmore, Steve King
Attachments: 1. Body
Fiscal Note
Infrastructure costs for items such as fencing associated with the establishment of these dog parks will be funded using available resources in the Dogs in Parks Fund. Estimated annual operating costs of $18,000 will be provided in the Parks Operating Budget, funded with revenue from Annual Dog Park Permits. There is no anticipated impact upon the tax levy. No appropriation is required.
Title
Repealing and recreating Section 28.32(2) of the Madison General Ordinances to clarify the subsection outlining the City dog parks and applicable rules and adding two new off-leash dog park locations.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This ordinance repeals and recreates Section 23.32(2) to make it clear that this is the subsection that creates the City dog parks and the rules applicable to users of the dog parks. By recreating and reorganizing this subsection, the ordinance is more comprehensible. The only substantive change to the ordinance itself is that two new park locations are being added as permissible off-leash dog parks, Odana School Park and Walnut Grove Park.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:
1. Subsection (2) of Section 23.32 entitled “Regulation of Dogs and Cats Running at Large” of the Madison General Ordinances is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:
““(2) Dog Parks.
(a) Dog Park Locations. Subject to the conditions set forth in Subsection (b), dogs are permitted to run unleashed in the posted areas of the following locations:
1. Brittingham Park, at Broom Street.
2. Demetral Field.
3. Lucia Crest Park, between 5:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. only.
4. The McCormick Avenue Greenway (located west of McCormick Ave., north of Commercial Ave., east of Starkweather Creek, and south of Aberg Ave.).
5. Odana School Park.
6. Quann Park.
7. Sycamore Park.
8. Walnut Grove Park.
9. Warner Park, in the area south of the lagoon.
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