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Council gives new dog law final approval


July 18, 2017

The Sweet Home City Council voted 5-1 last week to adopt an ordinance that will provide the Municipal Court judge more options to deal with nuisance dogs.

The council voted on the ordinance after the third reading of the proposed ordinance during its regular meeting on July 11. Voting yes were Susan Coleman, Mayor Greg Mahler, Dave Trask, James Goble and Diane Gerson. Lisa Gourley voted no.

Gourley previously said she was concerned about a 20-minute time limit on barking.

Under the ordinance, effective Aug. 10, police officers may cite dogs as public nuisances.

The judge may fine owners...

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