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Guilford Dog Ordinance 2020

TOWN OF GUILFORD, VERMONT

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF DOG ORDINANCE

At their regularly scheduled meeting of 27 May 2020, the Town of Guilford Selectboard unanimously adopted a new Town Dog Ordinance. This ordinance is effective sixty (60) days after adoption and once in effect, it replaces the Guilford Dog Ordinance of 2009. The full text of the ordinance may be found on the Town website at guilfordvt.com or by appointment in the Town Office.

Any questions or comments about the new ordinance may be directed to Peder Rude, Town Administrator: 236 School Road, Guilford, VT 05301; 802.254.6857; or pederrude@guilfordvt.net during regular office hours.

CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO PETITION FOR VOTE

Title 24 V.S.A. § 1973 grants citizens the right to petition for a vote at a special or annual Town Meeting to disapprove ordinance amendments adopted by the Selectboard. To exercise this right, citizens must present to the Selectboard or the Town Clerk a petition for a vote on the question of disapproving the amendments signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the Town’s qualified voters. The petition must be presented within forty-four (44) days following the date of the adoption of the amendments. Unless a petition requesting a vote is filed pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973, the amended Dog Ordinance shall become effective sixty (60) days from the date of said adoption.

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