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12 FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014 Cape Gazette Barking dogs The county ordinance would have included $35,000 to pay First State Animal Center and Kent Continued from page 1 County SPCA staff to enforce its ordinance.'SPCA animal-control from noisy animals, including officers are not considered law barking dogs. Under the Dela- enforcement officers, accord- ware Noise Control Act, law ing to county attorney I. Everett enforcement officers - includ- Moore. ing Delaware State Police - can The Kent SPCA provides issue citations to owners with animal-control services in the dogs that bark constantly for 10 county. minutes or intermittently for a Councilwoman loan Deaver, half hour. Animal noise is only D-Rehoboth Beach, and Coun- one section of the law that cov- cilman George Cole, R-Ocean ers how much noise can emanate View, pushed council for a vote from radios and TV sets, load- on the proposed ordinance. Cole ing and construction, power and Deaver said people call to tools, vehicles and motorcycles, complain about barking dogs, but DNREC is charged with admin- little or no action is taken. istration of the law. Deaver said without the county Vincent said state law was ordinance she didn't understand stricter than the proposed county how residents could get any ordinance, relief. Deaver asked council to support a county ordinance for Phillips said the expense was The county will provide in- a one-year trial period. She and unnecessary. "This is already formation on what agencies to Cole voted for the ordinance state agencies' responsibility. I contact with barking dog corn- but were outvoted by Vincent respectfully ask Delaware State plaints. In addition, county and councilmen Vance Phillips, Police and DNREC to step up constables will have the infor- R-Laurel, and Sam Wilson, R- enforcement," he said. mation available to pass on to Georgetown. "If it's shown people are get- residents. "We need to let the "Police took care of this 40 and ting no satisfaction, we'll have public know the law is out there 50 years ago and are still taking another discussion," Vincent and who enforces it," Vincent care of it," Wilson said. said. said. 33506 Crossing Ave, Unit 2 I Lewes, DE 19958 Behind Walgreen's REGULATIONS TO DEAL with barking Noise Control Act. RON MACARTHUR PHOTO dogs are included in the Delaware POLAR BEAR PLUNGE SET FEB. 2 PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE GAWlNSKI THE 2014 LEWES POLAR BEAR PLUNGE to benefit Special Olympics Delaware will be held at 1 p.m Sunday, Feb. 2. Preregistration ends Sun- day, Jan. 26. Go to to register or to get more informa- tion on other Polar Plunge Weekend Festival .events. The plunge is spon- sored by Wawa. Cocktails & Dinner Fashion Show Live & Silent Auctions Live Entertainment provided by the TomPi Trio lhnd & Suze Dorsey as the Best a Tribute to Turner Sponsorships available Reservations start at $150 Please caU: (302) 672-6435 or visit