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Public Hearing set for Animal Control Ordinance

Public Hearing set for Animal Control Ordinance

Hagerstown, MD (June 26, 2012): The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the County Commissioners' meeting room, Room 227, 100 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, Maryland, for the purpose of considering the repeal of Revision 4 of the Animal Control Ordinance adopted on October 19, 2010, effective January 1, 2011, and the enactment of Revision 5 of the Animal Control Ordinance. All citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at said time and place.
Proposed Changes: The revisions include changes to the standards governing the behavior of dogs, including a leash requirement and excessive noise standard, as well as changes to the manner in which the ordinance is interpreted, administered, and enforced.
Additional Information: A copy of the proposed Animal Control Ordinance for Washington County, Maryland (Revision 5), is available in the Office of the County Commissioners, 100 W. Washington Street, Room 227, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or on the County's website at
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