Sleepy Eye Council Meeting Recap 10 Oct 13

The Sleepy Eye City Council on Tuesday held a discussion on how to deal with dangerous dogs. This came after a Sleepy Eye resident was recently bitten in the hand and shin by a dog. The victim reportedly missed two weeks of work because of the severity of the bites. The dog’s owner was given 14 days to register the dog as dangerous with the city, at which time a microchip will be implanted for a fee. The owner will also be required to take out a $300,000 insurance policy in order to keep the dog. The city is now considering creating a $500 dangerous dog fee, and city staff have been instructed to create a new, and stricter, dangerous animal ordinance and bring it before the council in November. In other action Tuesday, the Sleepy Eye City Council unanimously approved a request by River Region Co-Op to tap into the city’s Essig sewer main effective October 15th.