Regional directors will wait at least another month before they learn what the Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s dangerous dog bylaw will look like.
Liz Cornwell, the TNRD’s manager of legislative services, hoped to present the long-delayed bylaw at a regional board meeting this week.
However, regional directors who opted into the bylaw wanted time to talk with their constituents before the document is drawn up. Cornwell asked for any feedback to be delivered to her by the end of the month, she said Friday.
If all goes well, she will present the document to the board on April 18. She said it is the only time regional directors meet next month.
She doesn’t know how much the service will cost or how the regional district intends to deal with dangerous dogs. Cornwell hopes to have a better idea once she hears back from the directors.
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 would need to be purchased, leased or built.
Board chairman Randy Murray has championed the bylaw since the beginning. Neither he nor vice-chairman Andy Anderson returned phone calls to The Daily News by late Friday afternoon.