Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Animal Lover Or Dog Hoarder?



BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS AGENDA

March 19, 2013

2. Applicant: Al L. Menteer

Location: 147 Yarkerdale Drive

Mon. Co. Tax No.: 059.12-2-35

Zoning District: R1-E (Single-Family Residential)

Request: An area variance for six (6) dogs in a dwelling unit, instead of the maximum three (3) dogs permitted. Sec. 211-30 A.


SCATS ~~ JUST SAY NO! There should be NO reason to revisit this request at more than ONE meeting! Despite our long winters, no one needs a dogsled team living in a residential neighborhood.
 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This borders on ridiculous. This is why we have animal control laws. But the Board works around those laws. Business as usual in the Town of Greece.

Say no to these animal hoarders. They think they are doing good when they can't even take care of one animal properly.

Anonymous said...

Why would anybody want 6 dogs?

Unless it's a herd of Yorkies....that would be a LOT of noise and poop for sure and just keeping them healthy and exercised would be a challenge!

(ahem - I think 3 chickens looks pretty good now in comparison huh?)

hee hee

amanda

SCATS said...

To 10:06AM ~~ I'm not sure that the "animal control laws" deal with the number you are legally entitled to harbor. It's the zoning ordinances that spell it out, just as ours states THREE. What I don't understand is why they would listen to someone more than once who seeks to double the maximum allowable. Seems like a way to waste their time pretending to be important.

Amanda ~~ I hate to say it, but you might be right! ;)

Anonymous said...

Without knowing the situation involved in this case, it might be wrong to
assume that these dogs are all family pets. If that were the case, then yes, the ordinance is clear on this point. I suggest that there may be exigent
circumstances attached to this petition requiring the request and the
hearing. I can think of several reasons, all of them worthy of due process. It is wrong to assume otherwise without knowing the circumstances involved in this situation. To be fair, let's withhold judgment and give the guy a chance to make his case. After all, it's his right under our system just as it the right of all to petition Government under the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights.

SCATS said...

To 6:13PM ~~ Other than being a breeder, I can think of no such circumstances, so please share your insights. If it is related to income, he needs to find an appropriate place, not a residence.