By: Rene Howard-Paez
The Berwyn city council has taken no action on a barking dog ordinance more than six months after it was originally proposed.
According to City Council minutes, the ordinance, which would fine residents who allow their dogs to bark for excessive periods of time, was originally proposed by Fourth Ward Alderman Michele Skryd on March 13.
The matter was referred to the Business License and Taxation committee, with a recommendation to invite a representative from the Police Department. And that’s where it’s stayed, according to City Clerk Thomas Pavlik.
“The matter was referred to the business license committee and no action has been taken, it is still in committee.”
This ordinance is modeled after a similar ordinance that was passed in Los Angeles.
The fines would start at $250 and work up to $1,000 with the third offense.