Durbin Council has a bone to pick with local dogs
The town of Durbin has gone to the dogs, or at least one very vocal dog.
At the Durbin Town Council meeting October 9, councilmember Mike Vance informed council that for the past three weeks, near his home, a dog has barked three hours every night. He said it is unbearable and is becoming a nuisance for him and his family.
Vance said the town’s current animal ordinance does not include anything about barking dogs. Mayor Donald Peck said he wrote a new ordinance to include penalties for barking or loud dogs.
Council discussed the issue and agreed to determine if the ordinance is legal before approving it. Members agreed to send a letter to the dog’s owner to ask him to control his dog’s barking.
In other business:
• Peck reported that Durbin Trick or Treat will be Wednesday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. A Halloween party, hosted by the Durbin Lions Club, will be held at the Bartow-Frank-Durbin Fire Department at 7 p.m.
• Council approved purchase of a pull-along wagon for the town lawn mower for $200.
• Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity representative Judy Fuller asked council to table any discussion about Habitat until the next meeting because CEO/Executive Director Michelle Connor was unable to attend the meeting.
Fuller reported that AHHH VISTA Joe Stanbrook is living in the house on the Habitat property while he works with the organization. She added that New River Community and Technical College will have a training class for volunteers at the bunkhouse.
Recorder John Osborne asked Fuller to inform Connor that there are several permits AHHH needs to file for the demolition and construction on Habitat-owned land in town.
Durbin Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at town hall.
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