Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Kearney keeps pit bull ban

By Kevin M. Smith, The Kearney Courier

The Kearney Board of Aldermen took no action regarding its pit bull ban.
The ordinance was on the agenda for discussion at the meeting Monday, July 18, after a resident asked the local governing body to repeal its law banning the breed and breed types within the city limits.
Alderman Tom Patterson made a motion to change the ordinance, but it failed for lack of a second motion for a vote.
Aldermen Jeff Couchman and Dan Holt did not say anything during the discussion. Alderwoman Jenny Hayes was absent from the meeting.
Mayor Bill Dane noted it was not a public hearing, but board members could ask questions of the half-dozen audience members there specifically for that issue. Patterson asked an opinion of one woman who was in favor of repealing the ordinance.
In a survey on the water bill last month, 591 respondents said the city should keep the ban and 151 said to change it.

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