Orangeville city council hears request for commercial kennel
Orangeville City Council met in their November meeting on the eighth. Ryan Torgerson recently moved to Orangeville from Huntington and appeared before the City Council to request a variance from the Animal Control Ordinance which limits Orangeville residents to two dogs per household. Torgerson has three dogs and does not want to get rid of one of the dogs. His request was denied.
The Orangeville City Council approved a building inspection contract with Trenton Bennett. Bennett indicated to Orangeville City that he has all the necessary licenses to be a building inspector. His contract with the city will be based upon the quality of the performance of Bennett as building inspector. He is from Ferron. After Bennett and the Orangeville City Council sign a contract, Orangeville City will terminate their building inspection contract with Sunrise Engineering. The Mayor and Council Members stated, this is an attempt by the city council to encourage local businesses and to use local resources where possible.
The City Council then reviewed the policies, procedures and guidelines for the Orangeville City Cemetery. Several corrections and suggested changes were made by the council, because of the many recommended changes and corrections, the document will have to be re-typed and presented again in the form of a resolution at the next Orangeville City Council meeting.
Jason Mills the owner of Best Tech Auto appeared before the Orangeville City Council to request a change in the Animal Control Ordinance and the Commercial Zoning Ordinance to allow him to build a commercial dog kennel on the back part of his property in Orangeville to be located behind Best Tech Auto which is near Food Ranch on State Highway 29. At present Orangeville's Animal Control Ordinance and the Commercial Zoning Ordinance have no provisions for a commercial dog kennel.
Mills will be raising Beagles and Blue Cameron dogs. These dogs can be for show and for hunting. The business will also be breeding dogs for sale. This is not to be considered a hobby kennel. Mill's commercial kennel will consist of a fenced yard with two 8 X 20 ft. buildings and a fence between the buildings to keep the dogs separated. The buildings will be somewhat sound proofed with two layers of foam insulation and a 6 inch dead air space between the layers of foam. The kennel will have an insulated steel roof.
Mills said, "This kennel will be a place where my children and family can learn to experience the joy of training these interesting dogs and the value of working toward a worthwhile goal."
A public hearing to consider changing the ordinances to accommodate this commercial kennel located in a commercial zone, will be held Dec. 12, during the Orangeville Planning and Zoning meeting.
Kelly Alton registered a complaint with the city, that Paul Riddle and his business is violating Riddle's home business license by parking trucks and heavy equipment on the Riddle property. Paul Riddle is not the only home based business owner in a residential area of Orangeville that has trucks and heavy equipment parked or stored on residential property. It was suggested that the City Council help Riddle find some suitable rental property where his trucks and equipment could be stored locally.
Riddle has been asked by the Mayor to reduce the number of trucks and heavy equipment on his property. There will have to be a consultation with the city lawyer to determine how to resolve this situation.