City Open House Meeting

Upcoming open house scheduled on March 5, 2014 from 5pm – 6:30pm and will discuss a possibility of a dog park and the city dog ordinance. The public is encouraged to participate and share their opinion. Because it is an open house, it is possible to step in for a few minutes, discuss the issues, and leave.

For those that are not able to attend, please visit to share your thoughts with the City and Commissioners through a short survey.

From the City of Newton:
“Meeting set to discuss limits on dogs
Posted Date: 2/26/2014 4:30 PM

An open house has been set for 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 to gather public input about the City’s limits on dog ownership and proposals for a new dog park. The come-and-go meeting will be in the third-floor conference room at City Hall.

The City Commission is considering changes to the pet ordinance, which currently limits each residence to two dogs over the age of 6 months, with the following exceptions:

  • You can have one additional dog if it is a certified public safety dog or a certified assistive animal for a disabled person.
  • You can have one additional dog if you have a Kansas foster home animal shelter license and the additional dog is a foster animal.

City staff have reviewed the dog limits in a number of nearby cities:

  • Andover: 4 dogs (with breed restrictions)
  • Derby: 4 dogs
  • McPherson: 3 dogs
  • North Newton: 2 dogs, with one additional possible if a service animal
  • Wichita: 4 dogs (with breed restrictions)

The following cities limit the total number of dogs and cats combined, as follows:

  • Bel Aire: 4 pets
  • El Dorado: 4 pets
  • Hutchinson: 4 pets
  • Park City: 3 pets (with breed restrictions)
  • Valley Center: 4 pets “
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