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File #: ORD 18-001    Version: 1 Name: Barking Dog Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR
On agenda: 1/2/2018 Final action: 1/2/2018
Title: Ordinance No. 18-001 An Ordinance Addressing Animal Noise Details: The City of Camas has existing statutory language in Camas Municipal Code (CMC) 6.08.140 that addresses dogs that habitually bark, whine or howl to a degree that it is disruptive to neighbors or creates a public nuisance. That language was declared unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court in Spokane v. Fischer, 110 Wn. 2nd 541 (1988). A modification to the old language of CMC 6.08.140 will establish new standards to correct the deficiency, which must be met before enforcement can occur. Presenter: Pete Capell, City Administrator
Sponsors: Police, Mitch Lackey
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 18-001 - Addressing Barking Dog Code Language

Title

Ordinance No. 18-001 An Ordinance Addressing Animal Noise

Details:  The City of Camas has existing statutory language in Camas Municipal Code (CMC) 6.08.140 that addresses dogs that habitually bark, whine or howl to a degree that it is disruptive to neighbors or creates a public nuisance. That language was declared unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court in Spokane v. Fischer, 110 Wn. 2nd 541 (1988). A modification to the old language of CMC 6.08.140 will establish new standards to correct the deficiency, which must be met before enforcement can occur.   

Presenter:  Pete Capell, City Administrator

Recommended Action

Recommended Action:  Staff recommends Council move to adopt Ordinance No. 18-001 and publish according to law.