Grass Valley City Council restricts dogs from special events |

Grass Valley City Council restricts dogs from special events

Through a 5-0 vote, the Grass Valley City Council unanimously approved an amendment to Chapter 6.16 of the Grass Valley Municipal Code pertaining to “Restraint of Dogs.”

The new code exempts “other animals” and dogs from special events, meaning anyone who wishes to bring an animal to an event will be required to seek approval from the city and its police department.

The issue of whether to allow dogs at special events was brought up during a city council meeting on Aug. 11.

The ordinance was then continued so the city could have a chance to gather input on liability if dogs were allowed at such events.

The council discussed the matter during a meeting on Sept. 8, but didn’t reach a decision at that time.

In other business, the council announced the approval contract to Central Valley Engineering to repave portions of Brunswick Road.

The company proposed $458,873.99 to complete the project, which is the lowest bid among the four bidders.

Other bidders included Knife River Construction, which proposed $491,573.50, Lamon Construction Co, which bid $533,081.44, and Herback General Engineering, which estimated the cost of the work at $467,225.55.

The engineer’s estimate for the project is $365,000.

“The resurface project will provide longer life to roads,” said Tim Kiser, public works director and city engineer.

The touch up will include parts where Brunswick Road intersects Highway 49, Town Talk Road and Sutton Way.

The City Council adopted an amendment to the Labor Memorandum of Understanding, which allows a 5 percent salary increase to city employees of “Unit 1” who have performed “outstanding” services for a public work project or in other work effort.

The extra bonus will take effect from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.

Unit 1 employees are “management/supervisory professional and confidential employees,” which are usually second level management in each department, said City Clerk Kristi Bashor.

Unit 1 excludes all elected officials, the city manager, city clerk and department directors.

A 7 percent increase was also added to the maximum salary range for executive service employees.

During the meeting, City Council members also commented on the effort to solve homeless issue. Mayor Jason Fouyer commended the work of local nonprofit organizations on the issue.

To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, contact 530-477-5236, or

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