Trout Talkin Tabbies ... Boomer, Dai$y, Sauce & Tuna. We think you'll enjoy it.
And then you can stop by to visit Trout Towne for some mackerel hot off the grill. We're still laughing over their blog post on the interview.
*****************************Happy Hanukkah (or Festival of Lights) to all our friends who are celebrating it
The computer hog has been at it again, so we're even more behind than usual. Our Christmas card will be posted soon.
***************************We received an email from Toby Franks this morning and decided to share it with our readers, in case any of you are from or know someone from Barberton, Ohio.
Barberton Feed Ban will be voted on Dec. 17 - Video from Fox 8 News
While most communties are moving away from arcane animal control practices and embracing non-lethal methods, Barberton City Council plans to fast-track a vote on a feeding ban on Monday, Dec.17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barberton City Council Chambers - 576 W. Park Ave., Barberton, Ohio 44203
Barberton residents who feed an outside pet when it is dark can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $50 a day by one of four enforcement agencies. One of the enforcers according to the ordinance is Summit County Animal Control.
This feeding ban was passed in an open meeting of the subcommittee. Carol Frey, chair of the subcommittee, said that there would be no further discussion. Law Director Lisa O. Miller, wants one reading rather than the normal three readings. Concerned Barberton residents will not be able obtain clarifications or explanations. Barberton residents should be able to provide care for their pets, feral cats, or the occasional lost or stray pet. There should be three readings so that citizens can be informed about the ordinance.
Please attend the City Council meeting on Monday Dec 17th. You can speak for five minutes. If you cannot attend, please call Barberton City Officials, send emails & faxes to express concerns, ask questions and ask for more time to obtain clarifications and explanations and to remove the punitive aspect of this ordinance.
A public record request showed that there were only 13 complaints in all of Barberton in an entire year -- not all of them were about feeding and not all of them were found to be valid. A complaint is counted numerically even if it is called in anonymously and even if no problem is found. An earlier version of this ordinance was unanimously withdrawn by Barberton City Council in 2007 and by the Barberton Safety Committee in 2010.
The President of Barberton City Council is Fred Maurer, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is the contact info for all Barberton City Officials: