In the first few minutes of Monday's Havre City Council meeting, council members gave final approval to two ordinances, one about pets and another about medical marijuana, pausing first to invite public comment on the latter.
When no one present had any thoughts they wanted to share on the extension of the ban on any new medical marijuana business, the council moved to pass the pet ordinance.
The city now has official distinctions among nuisance, aggressive and vicious animals, with increasing penalties along that list.
The council then passed the extension of the ban on medical marijuana, with only Councilman Gerry Veis voting no.
The ban is now effective until May 5, by which time council hopes the state Legislature will have addressed, some of the issues.
Two more ordinances debuted in the council meeting, about trees.
The first changes the Tree Commission, adding a member of the Parks Department.
The second changes what the Tree Commission can enforce and how.
Both ordinances passed first reading and will be given a final reading at the next meeting on Monday Nov. 1.
Council approved the Community Oriented Policing Services grant, providing federal Department of Justice money to fund an additional police officer for three-years.
Triangle Communications had an easement approved, providing space for the co-op to lay some fiber optic cable for new broadband Internet connections.
Mayor Tim Solomon told Planning and Development Committee chair Janet Trethewey that changes needed to be made to the committee’s question-and-answer paper about the importance of a city business license.
Once the changes are made the paper will be made available at locations across Havre.