Roeland Park animal control ordinance with pit bull ban one of community forum topics Monday

These pit bulls were part of an obedience demonstration at R Park this fall, but it took a special exemption from the animal control ordinance to allow them in Roeland Park.
These pit bulls were part of an obedience demonstration at R Park this fall, but it took a special exemption from the animal control ordinance to allow them in Roeland Park.

Three subjects will be on the agenda for the quarterly community forum meeting in Roeland Park Monday night.

Potential changes to the animal control ordinance, rental housing inspections and solid waste containers are the three specific topics on which the community will be asked to weigh in during the session. The community forum will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Roeland Park Community Center. The session was rescheduled from October.

The council has discussed potential changes to the animal control ordinance this year, including dropping the breed specific ban on pit bulls and redefining dangerous and nuisance animals.

The solid waste container issue is regards whether trash cans should be screened from view or just behind the front of the house even if still visible from the street.

The third issue is about providing for a program of inspecting rental housing in the city.