Lake City residents request keeping dog

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lake City council members heard a request from a dog owner at the Jan. 21 regular council meeting.

Lake City Mayor Jon Milligan introduced James Bradley who addressed the council concerning Ordinance No. 253-11. Bradley has a 10 year old dog that is mixed with the American Staffordshire Terrier bloodline (one that is banned by the ordinance). Originally, he was allowed to get insurance to keep the dog, but upon closer reading of the ordinance, it was determined the breed was not allowed.

Presently the dog is being kept in Memphis and has been since July. The Bradleys feel since they had the dog before the ordinance was passed and it has not been a nuisance, it should be grandfathered in and an insurance policy will be kept on the dog.

A motion was made by Alderman Danny Dunigan to table any decision until the next meeting giving Mayor Milligan the opportunity to review previous documents and meet with the city attorney. The motion was seconded by Alderman Harold Barker and approved unanimously.

Other council members present included Tommy Eakins, Bill Snyder, Jeffery Wisham, and Brenda Hutcheson.

Along with Mr. Bradley, other guests included Raymond and Ann Frame, Bill Reeves, Doug Stone, Eily Bradley, Chance Bradley, Cynthia Carr, and Steve Chamness.

City Clerk Linda Simpson read Resolution 2013-21, adopting the 2013 City of Lake City Budget.

Mayor Milligan gave several updates. The water study on rates will be presented at the next meeting.

He informed the council Jeb Spencer has purchased the old Citizens Bank building with plans to renovate it.

Upcoming dates to remember include an Easter Egg hunt on March 16; Arbor Day, March 18; and 5K Run for Autism, March 23.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at city hall.

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