- Nov 18, 2004
yeah, I know where you got the information from, but It doesn't actually say that it was approved, and when I talked with the county today and read the ordinance it doesn't say anything about visiting dogs.
From the Official Minutes of the Aug 11, 2009 BCC meeting:
Mr. Demers requested permission to advertise for a Public Hearing to consider an amendment to the Walton County Code of Ordinances Section 5-34 to provide clarification of proof of residency to obtain permits to allow dogs on the beach.
Motion by Commissioner Pridgen, second by Commissioner C. Jones, to approve advertising a Public Hearing for September 8, 2009 regarding an Ordinance to allow dogs on the beach.
Chairman Comander suggested a temporary "Pooch Pass" be issued weekly for tourists. Instead of visitors breaking the law this could be a way to raise revenue for the County.
Ayes 5, Nays 0. Comander Aye, Brannon Aye, L. Jones Aye, Pridgen Aye, C. Jones Aye.
The somewhat confusing part of these official minutes is that Chairman Comander's suggestion comes prior to the vote (and it would be less confusing if it came after the vote), as though her suggestion is part of the motion, which was approved. Looking more closely, her suggestion wasn't in the form of a motion, nor was it part of the motion on the floor.