Revised animal control ordinance to be presented to Brady City Council

The Brady City Council will meet for a regular session Wednesday with the continued discussion of animal control ordinances as one of the hot items on the agenda. Originally proposed as a modification of the animal breeders portion of the city’s animal control ordinance, significant discussion at the last council meeting on March 21 charged the city attorney with consideration of several addendums. Expected at this meeting, the revised ordinance should address a variety of issues and how they relate to animal control and ownership within the city limits. Some of the expected revisions to the ordinance will address restraint of dogs on private property as well as possible limits on the number of animals allowed. Mayor James Stewart announced last week that an additional portion of the ordinance will be considered for revision to include mandatory registration for all dogs and cats within the city limits. In other business to be discussed at the council meeting, in an executive session, the council will get an update from the city attorney on the status of a lawsuit involving the city and former employee Johnny Bailey. In executive session, it is also on the agenda for the council to discuss personnel matters with regard to Brady City Manager Merle Taylor. Two other ordinances are on the agenda to be addressed by the council. The first will formally cancel the May 12 election for two council seats held by Billy Patterson and Jesse Tate. Both councilmen were unopposed and this formality will cancel the election and declare them officially elected to office for another three-year term. The second will be the final reading of an ordinance adding a penalty for late payment of quarterly hotel/motel occupancy taxes.

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