Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 11, 2009 Barking Dogs Get Commission's Attention Again...Another Meeting Is on the Way

At yesterday's meeting of the Public Services Committee of the Hamblen County Commission, there was lengthy discussion and many public comments about barking dogs, bark collars, coon dogs, an allegedly weak and/or unenforced nuisance ordinance, limitations on the number of animals per acre, and all things dog-related.

The Sheriff, a current Animal Control Officer, the former head of animal control for the City of Morristown (Gene Honeycutt), and several individuals who voiced complaints about constant barking in their neighborhoods were at the meeting.

The problem is easily stated. Crafting a solution that satisfies everyone will be impossible.

At the end of the meeting, it was decided to have another meeting.

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