Deleting dangerous dog ordinance, increasing ambulance rates on commission agenda

by Sarah Fay Campbell

Coweta County will likely be doing away with its regulations regarding dangerous dogs, now that state regulations are more restrictive.

Doing away with the dangerous dog section of the county’s Animal Control Ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commissioners.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

in 2012, the state revised the Responsible Dog Ownership Law, which regulates the classification and regulation of dangerous dogs. The law allows counties to enforce the state law by designating “dog control officers.” Coweta’s animal control officers are designated dog control officers and are enforcing state law. As the state law is more strict than the county one, the county’s dangerous dogs regulations are no longer necessary.

Other agenda items include:

• Increasing the rate that patients are billed for ambulance trips and on-site medical care provided by Coweta Emergency Medical Services.

The commissioners are set to make changes to the billing formula, as well as extending the current EMS contract with American Medical Response through April 30. The current contract expires at the end of July. Between now and April, county staff will explore the possibility of having EMS service be offered through the Coweta County Fire Department.

• Variances requested by RaceTrac for the proposed expansion of the current store on Bullsboro Drive at Amlajack Boulevard.

• A public hearing on changes to the Residential Retirement Community and Care District. The changes relate to approved building materials for single-family homes, deed restrictions on the property, and the requirement that the homeowners association submit annual audit reports.

• An update on the demolition of the old Fire Station 6 on U.S. 29 at Greentop Road.

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