'Dangerous' Animal Proposal Sent to Residents
Toomey, Shamus, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer
Copies of Buffalo Grove's newest "Dangerous Dog" proposed ordinance should be arriving by mail this week to some 150 residents who have gotten involved in the controversial issue.
The newest draft is similar to recent versions, but is in stark contrast to original suggestions made by a group of 60 residents who raised the issue earlier this year.
Included in the new version, which will come before the Buffalo Grove village board for consideration Monday, is new language requiring owners of animals found to be "potentially dangerous" to display signs on all entrances to the property.
In addition, the ordinance would only forbid the use of retractable leashes by owners of "potentially dangerous" animals. The village had considered banning the increasingly popular leashes altogether, but opted for a clause mandating the leashes not be extended past 8 feet when in public, according to village Health Officer Brian Sheehan.
The village mailed copies of the 14-page proposal to residents whom have either testified on the issue before the village board or asked to be notified of upcoming meetings concerning the issue, Sheehan said. …