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The Pope County Board of Commissioners shall have on its agenda a proposed ordinance and shall conduct a related public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 9:00 am, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Courthouse Third Floor Boardroom on the proposed adoption of Ordinance No. 202403, which would regulate dangerous, at-large, and nuisance dogs, domestic animals, and prohibited animals in the County. The proposed ordinance, if adopted, would declare dogs and domestic and prohibited animals running at large without permission on the property of another to be unlawful; define procedures and powers related to the designation of dangerous dogs and animals; allow for the declaration of dogs and other domestic or prohibited animals to be nuisances when running at large, exhibiting dangerous propensities, disturbing the peace, producing uncontrolled waste, menacing, attacking, or biting; and provide for the impoundment, enclosure, and claim procedure for seized animals. The proposed ordinance defines the penalty for its violation as a misdemeanor, and also allows for other statutory and taxation of cost remedies to be pursued for violations. The draft ordinance may be viewed here on the Pope County website at www.popecountymn.gov under News and Announcements.  The public may also view the draft ordinance and offer written comments on the ordinance before the date and time of the hearing to the County Administrator’s Office in person or by mail at the Pope County Courthouse, 130 Minnesota Ave. E., Glenwood, MN 56334.  The public is also invited to attend and offer oral or written testimony before the Board at the public hearing.