Columbus to hold off on animal control changes

The Columbus City Council will be taking more time to consider changes to the city’s animal control ordinance dealing with livestock in city limits and other issues. Council members originally said the ordinance changes would be considered tonight, but now those are being pushed back.

City Councilman Frank Miller is heading up the council committee looking at changes to the ordinance. He said at the last council meeting two weeks ago that the issue grew out of concerns about chickens in the city limits. But Miller said he believes the city needs to take a more comprehensive look at the city’s ordinance and not rush through immediate changes.

Last year, the discussion of a draft ordinance was tabled for 90 days. Rather than bring the issue up again tonight, the council formed a committee of Miller, Elaine Wagner and Dascal Bunch to look into changes to the city ordinance.