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Akron City Council sets special meeting on proposed tougher penalties for owners of barking dogs

September 27, 2018

Akron City Council sets special meeting on proposed tougher penalties for owners of barking dogs

AKRON, Ohio – Akron City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to address amendments to existing city regulations that propose possible jail time for owners of barking dogs.

The meeting is set for noon in the council conference chambers #1, 166 S. High St. The meeting was called by Ward 7 Councilman Donnie Kammer.

The proposed changes were introduced last week by Ward 4 Councilman Russel Neal Jr., and supported by Kammer.

If approved, Neal’s ordinance would increase fines and penalties for owners of barking dogs from a minor misdemeanor with a $100 maximum fine to a fourth-degree misdemeanor with a $250 maximum fine and up to 30 days in jail.

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