Town Council takes dog park off agenda

Action to approve Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Committee resolutions and finalize a dog park at land adjacent to the Animal Control Facility on Beacon Point Road has formally been taken off the Town Council’s agenda.

The Council voted unanimously on Sept. 8 to strike the motions from the agenda, because Stratford Animal Rescue Society (STARS) objected to the site and a new site is not being sought or planned, though dog park organizers are not saying what site they have in mind.

Council Majority Leader Jim Connor told his colleagues that he expected it would be three to four months before a dog park plan gets back on the Council agenda.

STARS president Marjean O’Malley said in June that a recreational dog park adjacent to Animal Control would interfere with the socialization, exercise and training programs that STARS conducts with the animals sheltered there.

The Town Council had approved the Mayor John Harkins-recommended Animal Control site on April 14 after residents rallied at Town Hall in favor of a dog park on the same day.

Council Chairman Joe Kubic and Ordinance Committee Chairman Ken Poisson voted against approval at that time, because the dog park plan had not proceeded through Planning and Parks and Recreation, the town attorney had not reviewed a plan for the park, rules and regulations for the park had not been set, and costs for operating and maintaining the park were not known by the council.

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