Changes for pets, cannabis, housing loans

 


Changes for pets, cannabis, housing loans

Changes for pets, cannabis, housing loans

Zach White

Havre City Council approved a new pet ordinance Monday.

The ordinance had been discussed over the summer by the Ordinance Committee.

All of the changes regarding pet problem classifications and registrations were unaltered from prior versions discussed. Council member Gerry Veis cast the only dissenting vote.

"We have an animal control officer, the chief of police," Veis said. "If we really have that big of an animal problem then we would probably need more enforcement."

The council gave preliminary approval to an ordinance extending the moratorium on medical marijuana development another six months.

The moratorium, passed on May 3 and scheduled to end Wednesday, Nov. 3, would then last until May 3, 2011.

In other business, Annmarie Robinson of the Bear Paw Development Corp. came before the council to outline changes to the way the non-profit would handle loaning money to low-income, first-time home buyers.

Funds for loans will now be handled centrally at the state level and granted on a needs-basis. The money was once handled by local organizations, such as Bear Paw Development.

After having the changes explained and some questions answered, the council approved the changes.

Council also approved the purchase of a fire truck and the installation of a retention pond in a subdivision on the south edge of the city.

Havre City Council approved a new pet ordinance Monday.

The ordinance had been discussed over the summer by the Ordinance Committee.

All of the changes regarding pet problem classifications and registrations were unaltered from prior versions discussed. Council member Gerry Veis cast the only dissenting vote.

"We have an animal control officer, the chief of police," Veis said. "If we really have that big of an animal problem then we would probably need more enforcement."

The council gave preliminary approval to an ordinance extending the moratorium on medical marijuana development another six months.

The moratorium, passed on May 3 and scheduled to end Wednesday, Nov. 3, would then last until May 3, 2011.

In other business, Annmarie Robinson of the Bear Paw Development Corp. came before the council to outline changes to the way the non-profit would handle loaning money to low-income, first-time home buyers.

Funds for loans will now be handled centrally at the state level and granted on a needs-basis. The money was once handled by local organizations, such as Bear Paw Development.

After having the changes explained and some questions answered, the council approved the changes.

Council also approved the purchase of a fire truck and the installation of a retention pond in a subdivision on the south edge of the city.


 

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