The Oakdale City Council voted to eliminate “voice command” as an option for controlling dogs.
Dogs in Public Now Require Restraint: The Oakdale City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 14, to amend city law to require that dogs be physically restrained when off their owners’ properties. The amendment includes striking “voice command” from the ordinance as a means of controlling a dog in public. The ordinance change was one of five consensus motions passed by the council without discussion. Granada Avenue Trail to Become a Sidewalk: When the city reconstructs Granada Avenue from 10th Street to 15th Street this summer, City Engineer Brian Bachmeier said he recommends converting the asphalt trail along the road to a concrete sidewalk. Bachmeier said because the right-of-way is really too narrow for a bike trail, the space between the trail…
The Oakdale City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to eliminate “voice command” as an option for controlling dogs while off their owners' properties.
The Oakdale City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to change city law to require that dogs be leashed or otherwise physically controlled while off of their owners' properties. Current city law states that dogs can be under “voice command,” however the Oakdale Police Department is asking that the council strike that option from the language of the city ordinance. See the proposed ordinance amendments in the PDF section of this article (under the photo). The Oakdale City Council meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Oakdale City Hall. In the workshop preceding the meeting at 5 p.m., the council will: See the full agenda for both meetings in the PDF section of this article.