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File #: 45918    Version: Name: Adding parks to list of on-leash dog parks
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/31/2017 In control: BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS
On agenda: 2/28/2017 Final action: 2/28/2017
Enactment date: 3/9/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-00028
Title: SUBSTITUTE Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Mark Clear, Paul R. Soglin, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. Substitute Body, 2. Body, 3. Public Input

Fiscal Note

The proposed ordinance has no fiscal impact.

 

Title

SUBSTITUTE Repealing and recreating Section 8.19(1) of the Madison General Ordinances regarding on-leash dog parks.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This ordinance repeals and recreates the existing on-leash dog park ordinance to add additional parks, while reorganizing the ordinance itself.  Substantively, the main changes here are to add in an additional 14 parks to the list of permissible on-leash dog parks, consistent with the successful pilot programs implemented pursuant to RES-15-00611 (File ID No. 39163) and RES-16-00371 (File ID No. 42700).  Under this ordinance, these additional 14 parks would join the existing 12 parks where dogs are permitted on-leash in posted areas.  It is the intent that within these new parks, dogs will be limited to the paved paths, or within six-feet thereof, which will be posted as such at the entrances, subject to the existing requirements that the dog be under the owner or handler’s control, the dog is licensed and has a permit to use dog exercise areas.  The rest of the ordinance is being restructured so that it is easier to understand.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

                     Please see "Substitute Body" in Attachments.