Possible animal control ordinance reinstatement in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – Selectmen are proposing reauthorizing an animal control ordnance voted in 1983.

The ordnance, not an actual “leash law,” states that is it “unlawful for a dog to run at large, except when accompanied by the owner, and when used for hunting, herding, supervised competition, and exhibition or training for such.”

The vote was by ballot at Town Meeting, but, unfortunately, the records of that vote, along with a number of other records, were apparently misplaced during the renovations of Citizens’ Hall and have not yet been located. The state archives will be checked.

Selectmen decided the simplest way to solve the problem is to revote. A public hearing will be held in February.

– JESSIRE SALISBURY