Auburn Decides Friday if Amish will be Required to have Collection Devices
May 1, 2014
Auburn, Kentucky - Two special called meetings are being held Thursday and Friday of this week to determine if the city of Auburn will force the Amish community to place collection devices on their horses while traveling through the city. These “bags” will prevent any horse droppings from collecting on the streets or in parking lots.
A first reading was held Thursday and a second reading is to be held Friday to amend the city’s current animal ordinance, which will drop “collect” from the law, leaving only “capture.” That means the Amish community, or any other person(s) riding a horse through town or pulling a horse drawn vehicle, will have to have collection devices.
Mayor Mike Hughes said this was well overdue and the city has given plenty of opportunity to the Amish community to do the right thing. Handshake deals have been made and failed, as well as dropping this amendment one other time it was brought to the council table giving the Amish yet another chance to clean up after their horses.
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