The Town of Jasper Board of Aldermen and Mayor completed the the procedure to employ a restriction against new pit bulls and enhanced containment measures for existing “pit bull” dogs within the town’s limits. The measure, introduced in last month’s regular meeting, required only a public hearing and second reading in this month’s meeting to become local law.
Whereas there were opposition positions allowed to speak against the ordinance, the only citizen scheduled to speak in support of the ban was not present. The board was unmoved by any of the citizen comments or a written petition opposing the law. The board voted unanimously to approve the ban.
Alderman Josh Jennings said after the meeting, “I had thirty four people contact me to vote for the ordinance, I had nine say vote against it and fifteen who didn’t have an opinion. Given those numbers, I felt I was representing the will of the constituents.”