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HomeMy Public PortalAboutASAB Minutes 1995-08-10 AUGUST 10 , 1995 MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE RICHLAND HILLS ANIMAL SHELTER ADVISORY BOARD The Animal Shelter Advisory Board meeting was held in the Richland Hills Police Department, 6700 Baker Boulevard and was called to order at 9:07 am by Chairman Dr. Kirksey. In attendance were Chairman Dr. W. Kirksey, Chief Barbara Childress, Officer Alan Bain, Karen Spicer, Lisa Heinze and Council member Reta Kaastad. Chief Childress was excused early due to another meeting commitment. Agenda Item 2, approval of the minutes of the September 8, 1994, April 27, 1995, and July 27, 1995 meetings. Accepted by all members. Agenda Item 3, Review and action on Animal Shelter Advisory Board ordinance. Karen Spicer moved to amend the number of board members to 10. Lisa Heinze seconded the motion. Brief discussion on the numbering system of boards. The vote was unanimous to accept the change. Also in the copy of the Advisory Board ordinance make sure to list position 5 (Section 1,B,(2)) in addition to the new positions 6-10, all of which are to be citizens of Richland Hills. Another motion was made to schedule meetings every quarter on the 3rd Tuesday of the months of June, September, December and March beginning with June 1996 and adding it to the Advisory Board Ordinance. Unanimously accepted. Dr. William Kirksey will attend the Joint Board Workshop on August 17 and present our ,^ amendments. Agenda Item 4, Discussion and action on proposed animal control ordinance. There was some question as to developing a grandfather clause for those people or properties that now had livestock that would be affected by the new codes. Chief Childress said she would check with the city to see if the clause had to be written out and was there a non-conformity clause in the city laws. Officer Bain listed three major changes to the animal control codes: 1) number of animals per household, 2) the amount of acreage for livestock, and 3) No chaining of an animal in the front of a property. A recommendation was made by Lisa Heinze not to grandfather multiple pet households because of the multi-pet permit allowed and the need for inspection on properties with larger numbers of animals. The following changes were made to the proposed Ordinance Amending Chapter 2: Animal Control, Of The City of Richland Hills Codes: Page 2, (10),(a):"monkeys" amended to "donkeys" (11) line 3 amended to read "code, and has a mission promoting the humane treatment of animals." Page 3, First paragraph, line 4 amended to add "or" between "post" and "building". Page 6, Raised question as to whether to have the schedule of fees separate from registration code. Page 7, E. 2nd paragraph, line 5, amended to "pet permit may..." Page 7 cont., E. third paragraph, remove "by the animal control officer". Page 8, under item(6)add item "(7) Unannounced inspections can be made at any time and as deemed necessary." Section 5: Guard Dogs amended to remove "trained" from line 1 and in line 5 of first paragraph add to "tag" , "and ID collar"... (Note: Guard Dog collars are not available at this time, Dr. Kirksey gave information to Officer Bain about a person who makes custom collars). Page 13, under item I.(1), line 5 change"given up" to "placed". Page 15, Amended to drop item C. on the grounds that Richland Hills no longer allows home quarantine of an animal. Page 24, item G.(1) amended to the number and acreage allowed for small livestock - 5 head per 1/2 acre. Page 25, item H. line 1 amended to read "Male equines and bovines capable..." Page 27, item E. line 2 amended to read "domestic animal or pet shall..." Agenda Item 5, Consider changing the October meeting date. October 17, 1995 was put forth as the next meeting date, keeping with the third Tuesday idea discussed previously. Other meeting dates tentatively set for January 16, 1996, April 16, 1996, and June 18, 1996. Agenda Item 6, Adjourn. Agenda for the October meeting has not been set. After no further business Dr. Kirksey adjourned the meeting at 11:17 am, following a motion and a second. Respectfully submitted by Lisa Heinze.