Dog Owners Ask Syracuse To Review Limit On Pets

SYRACUSE – The Syracuse City Council asked City Attorney Jerry Stilmock to draft an amendment to the city code after new residents complained about the city’s  two-pet limit.

John and Krista Voyles told the city council they are establishing residence in Syracuse, but they have three dogs. They say their two yorkies and a springer spaniel are inseparable members of the family.

The spaniel is a wedding gift from Krista to John and the yorkies were given to Krista during a time when she was battling cancer.

The Syracuse ordinance limits pets at two, but council members Alan Britton and Kristi Henke said they thought the number was too low, when the ordinance was adopted in 2009.

They also discussed fees for pets that are spayed and neutered and those that are not.

Council members agreed that the nuisance ordinance pertaining to pets is hard to enforce.

County Commissioner James Parson also attended the city council meeting and thanked the city for its contract with the sheriff’s office.

The council also had some questions regarding the road that is being built from Highway 50 to the new Midwest Co-op Rail station.

Council member Deb Dettmer asked about turning lanes on Highway 50 for access the new road to Midwest Co-op.

Parsons said he has been working with state roads department on turning Lanes because he is concerned about fatalities.

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