The village of North Hills is planning to expand it’s “pooper-scooper” law to include a dog owner’s property. Dog owners in this small village will now have to pick up, or pay up!
The current law states that if a dog poops on public property in North Hills, it’s owner must pick up the poop. Mayor Marvin Natiss said this week that they are looking to expand that ordinance to require dog owners to pick up their animal’s poop even if it’s on the dog owner’s private property. The mayor went on to say that this is a health issue in the village, which was prompted by a specific complaint from a resident about their neighbors dog. Runoff from a dog owners property carried the waste to an adjacent lawn, on which children walked and played. Mayor Natiss said he expects the new ordinance to pass the Board of Trustees.
The proposed new law would require residents to “promptly” pick up poop and place it in a sealed plastic bag, and disposed of in a covered trash bin. Failing to do so, would incur a $50 fine for the first offense, $100 fine for the second and a $300 fine for the third. Some homeowners in the area were skeptical about the new law, saying that it would be really difficult to enforce.