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Lehighton ordinance change would allow dogs in parks, playgrounds

Published September 05. 2018 09:37AM

Lehighton could put an end to its dogs prohibited in parks and playgrounds ordinance.

On a 4-3 vote, borough council last week agreed to advertise an ordinance to abolish the current borough ordinance pertaining to dogs prohibited in parks and playgrounds.

Council members Joe Flickinger, Ryan Saunders, Jared McEvoy and Darryl Arner voted in favor, with council members Autumn Abelovsky, Lisa Perry and council President Grant Hunsicker opposed.

“What do we do when they bring animals in the park?” Hunsicker asked. “I just have a problem with that.”

McEvoy said he believes the borough needs to have signs telling pet owners to clean up after their animals.

The next step is to advertise an ordinance to abolish the borough’s current ordinance.

Council will then eventually vote on the adoption of the ordinance.

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