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Lenox: Dog impound fees will go up

Lenox residents that repeatedly let their dogs run at large will face stiffer penalties for impoundment.

Currently, fees for impoundment are $10 for the first time the pet is held, $20 for the second and $30 for the third, and an additional $3 a day after 24 hours. The three infractions are within a 12-month period.

The board approved Dog Control Officer Kim Muehlenbein's request for fees to increase. Fees for the first impoundment will be $30, $50 for the second and $75 for the third.

Lenox Supervisor Rocco DiVeronica said that the increase in fees is not an attempt for the town to make money, but a deterrent for people who continue to let their dogs run at large.

A rededication of the Civil War Monument in Clark Park will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Historian David Sadler said activities will include a wreath laying, a 21-gun salute and guest speakers. Members of the American Legion, VFW and Civil War re-enactors are expected to attend.

MaryLynn Drive resident Dennis Clark asked the board if someone had requested a fence be erected around the sewer lift pump station located at MaryLynn and Patane Drive.

DiVeronica said that if a fence was place around the pump station it would be to keep any kids away from it or for beautification purposes only, but it was up to the residents in the district if they wanted it or not because they would be responsible for the cost.

DiVeronica told Clark he was to have his secretary Lois Brown sort through the expenses incurred on the pump station, including cleaning and maintenance but excluding repairs.

"So it looks like whatever you got to pay back will be very minimal, I don't know yet," DiVeronica said.

The pump station debacle

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