ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SUBSECTION 16-6(24) OF THE CODE OF FAUQUIER COUNTY TO AUTHORIZE THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD TO GRANT EXCEPTIONS TO THE PROHIBITION AGAINST BRINGING ANIMALS, WILDLIFE OR BIRDS INTO A PUBLIC PARK

            WHEREAS, Section 16-6(24) of the Code of Fauquier County prohibits bringing any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird other than dogs or domesticated household cats onto the lands or inland waters of any public park; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board has requested an amendment to the Code of Fauquier County to permit it to grant exceptions to this prohibition; and

            WHEREAS, after due notice and public hearing the Board of Supervisors has determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County to amend Subsection 16-6(24) to permit the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board to grant exceptions to the prohibition against bringing of any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird other than dogs or domesticated household cats onto the lands or inland waters of any public park; now, therefore, be it

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of April 2002, That Sub-Section 16-6(24) of the Code of Fauquier County be and is hereby amended to read as follows:

Fauquier County Code Section 16-6(24)

Dogs and other pets.  Bring onto the lands or inland waters of the park any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird other than dogs or domesticated household cats, except as specifically authorized by the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board.  Where a dog or cat is brought onto the lands or inland waters of the park, such dog or cat shall at all times be kept on a leash of not more than six (6) feet.   The conduct of dogs or cats shall be controlled at all times so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of any person using the park.  Any person having a dog or cat in the park shall deposit all animal excrement in a proper trash receptacle.