Public hearing on Port Royal chain-free ordinance Wednesday night

emoody@beaufortgazette.comMay 1, 2013 

Port Royal residents will get the opportunity to comment on a chain-free animal ordinance the town is considering during a public hearing tonight.

The hearing will be preceded by a budget workshop at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 700 Paris Ave., which includes discussion of the executive, legislative and court budgets. The hearing will be immediately followed by a work session to discuss the May 8 voting agenda.

The ordinance would ban tethering pets as a primary way to confine them. The city of Beaufort is the only local municipality with such an ordinance.

Council approved the first reading of the chain-free ordinance April 10, and it needs two votes to pass. A final vote is scheduled May 8.

Council will also discuss the naming of the boardwalk after former mayor and councilman Henry Robinson, proclamations for Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Foster Care Month, and committee appointments.

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