Conshohocken’s Borough Council to vote to advertise updated animal control ordinance on December 20th

On the agenda of the December 20th meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council is an animal control ordinance that was recently revised due to public concerns over the impact on feral cats and the keeping of chickens. The action to be taken during this meeting is to advertise it. This is a legal step that needs to be taken before there can be a vote to adopt the ordinance.

During the December 1st meeting, the borough’s solicitor reviewed the revised ordinance and stated that it had been reduced from over 10 pages down to four. The new version does not include any mention of chickens but maintained the language about feral cats.

Other language kept in the ordinance involved off-leash animals and waste, noise, the creation of the position of animal control officer, and penalties.

You can view the solicitor’s presentation (it is very short) here (fast forward to 1:07).

The meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. at the borough hall at 400 Fayette Street.