TWO DOG ATTACKS AND A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE MATTER HAVE STE. GENEVIEVE OFFICIALS CONSIDERING AN ORDINANCE CHANGE. No changes have been made yet, but the topic was brought up for discussion. The mayor says he thinks 3 main points need to be addressed. One, clarifying the language to make it clear that having control of an animal means it is on a leash. Increasing the fines for dogs running free from 100 dollars to 500 dollars on a first offense, with graduated penalties after that. And, classifying a dog as dangerous after the first bitingt incident. That would require the dog be destroyed or moved outside the city limits. None of the suggested changes include any breed-specific language, meaning no dogs – like pit bulls, for instance – are being singled out for special attention.
More Missourians are buckling up but fatalities are still on the rise. MODOT has the numbers… CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS SAY THEY CAN SAVE 450-THOUSAND DOLLARS BY REFINANCING THE BOND DEBT.