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Pit bull ban to get 'up or down' council vote July 28

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Reynoldsburg City Council members will vote on whether to drop the ban on pit bulls and allow chickens within city limits at the next full council meeting.

That meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building, 7232 E. Main St.

Changes to the city's animal ordinances were up for discussion at the July 21 safety committee meeting, but members voted to move each ordinance change to the full council without discussion.

Councilman Chris Long, who is also finance committee chairman, said the animal ordinances will receive a final "up or down" vote July 28.

An ad hoc committee presented its recommendations in late May after studying the city's animal legislation for several weeks.

The committee's suggestions include dropping breed-specific language from city law, which would end the ban on pit bulls, since they are the only breed labeled "vicious" in the city code. The changes would also allow chickens to be kept within city limits, with some restrictions, and would establish tighter leash, tethering and animal-at-large laws.

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