JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 7TH 2019

The Jackson City Council will gather with the Mayor and meet to pass, or not, several items coming before the board.

The will be the last meeting for this group as there will be some new members on the council next month.

Some of the items on the agenda will include:

Consideration of an Ordinance to amend the animal control ordinance for the City of Jackson, Tennessee.

Consideration of a contract for guard services

Write-offs for FY/19

Under the consideration of an Ordinance to amend animal control pushed by both Frank McMeen and Dr. Vicky Lake are attempting to sneak an ordinance that suits their needs to violate the recommendations of many animal breeders by instituting a mandatory spay and neuter law into action.

10-105. Unaltered Animals. No person shall own, harbor. or keep within the City of Jackson. a dog over the age or six months or a cat over the age of 6 months which has not been spayed or neutered. Anyone with an unaltered cat over the age of 6 months or dog over the age of 6 months. if unaltered for any other reason than described below is required to pay an a Mandatory fee in the amount of $20.00 per animal per owner. The fee will be collected by the City of Jackson Animal Care Center. It is the legislative intent that the provision of this section shall not apply to the following:

(ll Dogs documented as having been appropriately trained and actually being used by public law enforcement agencies for law enforcement activities. or such dogs designated as breeding stock by an appropriate agency or organization as approved by the Director of the Jackson Animal Care Center.

(2) Dogs havng been appropriately trained and actually being used as a service dog such as a guide dog. hearing dog, assistance dog, seizure alert dog. or social/therapy dog. or such dogs designated as breeding stock by an appropriate agency 01′ organization approved by the Director of the Jackson Animal Care Center.

 

There has been a great deal of conversation in regards to mandatory spay and neuter. Since it is an ordinance (change to existing ordinance) it will require two votes. The first vote will occur today. The second vote will occur in June. Councilmen Wallace and Cisco have stated they will vote in favor. Councilman Wallace did not seek reelection while Councilman Cisco is. I did not have a response (not unusual) from Councilmen Dodd or Brooks or Priddy as of this post.

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