Conshohocken’s Borough Council to discuss animal control regulations during September 1st meeting

In June of this year, reported on a discussion during a June 2nd meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council that focused on feral cats and other issues resulting from pets and animals in the borough.

Due to ongoing complaints from neighbors about yards becoming litter boxes and the potential for health-related issues, Borough Manager Stephanie Cecco asked members of the borough council to weigh in on hiring an animal control officer. The position would be part-time and could either be an employee of the borough or from a company that provides that service. The average pay for this type of officer is $20 an hour according to Cecco.

At that time, members of the borough council were supportive of exploring creating the position and updating the borough’s ordinance similar to one in Lower Merion that offers residents legal recourse against a fellow resident who is negligent in controlling their animals. The June 2nd discussion concluded with the borough council instructing the staff to explore the issue and draft a proposed ordinance.

The issue will now be back before the borough council on September 1st. On the agenda is a discussion on an ordinance amendment to establish animal control regulations.