Animal Control Board

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Mission:  To promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Reading and to ensure the human treatment of animals by regulating the care and control of animals within the City.

Meetings:  Mid June/July & mid Jan/Feb as needed @ 7:00 PM, City Hall Council Chambers

Liaison:  Harry Brown, Director of Animal Rescue League

Formed October 1999. 
amended Bill 73, September 27, 2010 to include removal process.
Amended Bill 16, February 27, 2012 to increase membership to seven members and remove alternate members

Term:  Three (3) years, or until a successor is appointed.

Mayor w/Council Approval7 members 3 Year term
 Date AppointedDate ReappointedTerm Expiration
Vacant - ARL Rep11/24/20082/13/20122/13/2014
Vacant - ARL Rep10/11/2010 10/11/2013
Boyd Wagner (Vet)5/26/2012 5/26/2012
Vacant5/26/2009 5/26/2012
Dennis Straub9/22/200810/10/201110/10/2014
Lynn Smith5/10/20109/9/20139/09/2016
Police Chief or his designee   


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