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New Dog Control Bylaw and Cat Bylaw in effect in Eckville

Town Council voted to pass new bylaws involving dog and cat licences on Nov. 26

Eckville Town Council made changes to the Dog Control Bylaw and the Cat Bylaw at the regular scheduled Nov. 26.

The amendments to the bylaws raised the price of cat and dog licenses to $40 and $20 to licence neutered or spayed animals.

The pet owner must provide certificate from a veterinarian indicating the animal has been spayed or neutered in order to qualify for the $20 licence.

Licences purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 30 will be reduced by 50 per cent.

Replacement licence tags are available for $5.

Licences are not transferable and non-refundable.

The Dog Control Bylaw also contains guidelines for guard dogs.

LEARN MORE: Eckville Town Council adds guard dogs to Dog Control Bylaw

Each person or company that owns and trains guard dogs must obtain a Guard Dog Contractor Licence, which will be issued after an application is filled out and the annual fee is paid.

A Guard Dog Permit must also be obtained for each property where guard dogs are used.

The permit will be issued to the business owner to allow the use of guard dogs if the owner has completed the Guard Dog Permit Application and paid the annual fee.

An inspection from Animal Control will also be conducted before the permit is issued.

The Guard Dog Contractor application will include the guard dog contractor’s business address and address of where the guard dogs are housed and kept, contact information for the guard dog contractor or representative, and a list or roster of all the guard dogs that will or may be placed at the permit holder’s properties in Town.

The roster must be updated when any new guard dogs are added or when any dogs are eliminated from the service.

The roster will include name, age, sex, breed, colour, tags or ear tattoo identification and confirmation the guard dog has been trained to “exhibit hostile propensities.”

Individual dog tags will not be required for guard dogs and the Town will issue numbered tags at the guard dog contractors request.

Proof of liability insurance covering damage and personal injury caused by the guard dogs is also necessary.

Animal Control has the right to inspect properties that have been issued a guard dog permit to ensure adequate measures are being maintained for the health, welfare and safety of general public.

A Guard Dog Contractor Licence is $200, and the Guard Dog Permit fee is also $200.

At the Nov. 26 meeting Council also voted to renew the Alberta Urban Municipalities Corporation (AMSC) aggregation agreement for a five year term for electricity and a two year term for natural gas in January 2019.

The five year electricity agreement will save an estimated $1,474 per year, and the two year natural gas agreement will save an estimated $5,858 per year.

Council also passed the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw which prohibits the use cannabis in public places and presented a final version of the signs that will be displayed around to specify where cannabis consumption is prohibited.

LEARN MORE: Eckville looking to prohibit cannabis use in public

On Monday night Council also accepted the new fire manual as presented to them from Drayton Bussiere of Lacombe Regional Fire Service.

The Town Office will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26 for the holidays.

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