A long-delayed dangerous dog bylaw could be back before the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board table by the middle of March.
Liz Cornwell, the TNRD’s manger of legislative services, said the five area directors who have opted into the bylaw will meet with staff on Feb. 27. At that time the directors will learn how much the service will cost and how it will be provided.
“We’ll see, at that point, if the directors who have indicated they are interested will still want their areas to be in the service,” Cornwell said Wednesday.
If all goes well, the earliest the board will see it is March 14. Cornwell told The Daily News she still doesn’t know how much the service will cost or how the regional district intends to deal with dangerous dogs.
Board chairman Randy Murray has championed the bylaw since the beginning. Although some electoral areas have opted out, the board as a whole needs to approve the bylaw, he said.
If done inhouse, the TNRD estimates it would cost $80,000 for an animal-control officer's salary and $50,000 for a vehicle. A facility to house the dogs would need to be purchased, leased or built.