FDL City Council Will Hear More On Dogs In Parks Proposal

The Fond du Lac City Council will be having more discussions about allowing dogs in City parks. There was a long discussion about it at Wednesday night’s meeting. Misty Gedlinske (pictured), founder of the group, Dogs in Parks pointed out that a City survey showed nearly 58 percent of respondents favored allowing dogs in City parks in some fashion. She says her group is trying to use the system to change a rule they don’t agree with and do it respectfully. She says the responsible folks are currently not allowed in the park and they are staying out because they are respecting that ban. The Council wants to see City staff put something together using a proposal Council member Catherine Block put before the Advisory Park Board that was voted down 4 to 3 by that board. It would allow dogs in City parks, but with restrictions. Police Chief Bill Lamb told the Council the majority of complaints they get about dogs happens between 5 and 7 p.m. when people are out with their dogs after work, but that is also a peak time for calls for service for his department.