[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Clinton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Running at Large
Article II Dog Control
No person shall allow his chickens, cattle, tigers, or other wild or domestic birds or animals to roam at large, or to be led by chains or ropes over or across the Lower Green on East Main Street.
Any person violating this article is subject to a fine of $10 and costs.
[Adopted 7-7-2005; amended in its entirety 4-26-2006]
No owner or keeper of any dog shall allow such dog to roam upon land of another unless the owner of said land has given the owner or keeper of such dog permission to have such dog present on said land.
In no event shall any dog be allowed, either leashed or unleashed, on any beaches, parks, athletic fields and/or playgrounds owned or maintained by the Town of Clinton or any agency thereof, except in designated areas.
Dogs shall be allowed in designated areas on public property other than beaches, parks, athletic fields and/or playgrounds only if such dog is properly on a leash of no more than 10 feet in length, held by the owner or keeper of such dog.
Designated areas shall include the Holiday Dock; the Town Dock; the Town Dock parking areas; the Liberty Green; the small park at Heser's Pond; the wooded areas at the Indian River Recreation Complex; the pathway along the Hammock River, behind the Lion's Club Pavilion, to the Viewing Pavilion at the Town Beach; and any other areas so designated by the Board of Selectmen.
A dog which accompanies a handicapped person as an assistant or guide dog and is properly leashed or on proper restraint shall be allowed on any public property pursuant to C.G.S. § 46a-64.
This article shall not apply if the dog is on its owner's or keeper's property, or where the owner or keeper has the permission of the private property owner.
This article shall not apply if the dog is owned by the Town of Clinton or State of Connecticut and is used for law enforcement purposes.
The owner or keeper of a dog which has deposited feces upon any public property or private property without the permission of the owner of such property shall immediately remove such feces, or cause it to be removed, and dispose of it in a sanitary manner. A person will be considered to have disposed of the feces in a sanitary manner if such person removes the feces and places such material in a bag or wrapper made of plastic or paper or otherwise disposes of such feces on his own property.
For the purpose of this article the following definitions shall apply:
- Any person, other than the owner, harboring or having in his possession any dog within the meaning of C.G.S. § 22-357.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- All property within the Town of Clinton boundaries which is not owned by the Town of Clinton or the State of Connecticut, the federal government, or any agency thereof.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Any property owned, occupied or controlled by the Town of Clinton or the State of Connecticut, federal government or any agency thereof, including but not limited to parks, streets, sidewalks or grass areas adjacent to streets and sidewalks.
Any person who violates this article shall be subject to a fine of $50 and a fine of $75 for each subsequent violation.
Any person who receives a notice of violation may appeal said notice to the Board of Selectmen, in writing, within 10 days of the date of said notice and request a hearing on said violation. All such appeals shall be considered and all hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of C.G.S. § 7-152c, which is hereby adopted for the establishment of an appeal and citation hearing process for considering all appeals under this article.