(06/24/2002)
The cat fights are on at the Sutton Town Council. A second reading of a cat ordinance drew a rowdy and vocal crowd to the meeting, with anger causing some participants to leave the meeting.

The ordinance calls for taxation and better control of the cat population within the town. Two residents said the roving cat population had reached 18 on Town Hill.

Others defended cat nature in making litter boxes out of neighbors yards, part of cat nature. So why worry?

Attorney's advised the Council the ordinance as written was in violation of West Virginia Code. that "assessors cannot be burdened with the duty of collecting information and taxes for cats."

But it was Sutton resident Gary Boggs who said it was part of a cat's duty to do their duty in neighbor's yards, and warned if Council passed this ordinance. it would likely pass another - for birds to fly upside down over Sutton.

Sutton could become doo-doo free.

The cat fight may be over, because the Council did not approve the second reading of the ordinance.


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