At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Orange County Board of Commissioners discussed proposed revisions to the Unified Animal Control Ordinance — but vague wording discouraged a vote.
The proposed ordinance will unify the three existing ordinances for Orange County, Chapel Hill and Carrboro — giving those residents more clarity and quicker service.
On June 4, the commissioners requested for the ordinance to be revised with unification, necessary updates and critical gaps in mind.
Annette Moore, the staff attorney for Orange County Animal Services, summarized the recommendations and concerns for the document.
The recommendations included updating the ordinance to reflect the creation of the Animal Services department, creating an appeal process for administrative orders and civil citations and establishing authority for regulating potentially dangerous dogs.