Dog hearing on tap

TICONDEROGA - Bob Dedrick used to enjoy relaxing each evening with a walk through Ticonderoga.

Those constitutionals now, more often than not, raise his ire.

"We have dog poop everywhere," the Ti supervisor said. "It's on the main street. It's in our parks; the guys can't even mow. We need to do something."

That something will be a change in the town animal control law.

A public hearing has been scheduled for 6 p.m. July 9 at the town hall to consider the abolishment of the current animal control law and the adoption of a new one. The town board is expected to take action following the hearing.

The primary difference between the existing law and the proposed legislation is simple - a requirement for pet owners to properly dispose of fecal matter.

"People are going to have to carry a plastic bag or something to pick up after their dog when they go for a walk," Dedrick said.

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