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Dufur, Oregon – The Dufur City Council has voted to drop its nuisance ordinance’s ban on roosters. The decision followed an hour and a half of testimony at a public hearing last night. The case involved 5 year old Ayla McNab’s pet rooster, Dallas. The family says they bought him a month before the ban took effect and they launched a campaign to keep him. That included a Saving Dallas The Rooster Facebook page which has more than 7,000 likes.
Mayor Arthur Smith says while the rooster ban is gone, the noise element remains. If Dallas or any other rooster is named in a noise complaint, there will be an investigation. Smith says there is not a certain decibel level that is deemed too noisy. Instead, its complaint driven. City council members take turns acting as the nuisance officer because the actual position was eliminated in a budget cut two years ago.
The Saving Dallas The Rooster Facebook page contains a message posted last night that says:
Dallas stays! They voted to modify the nuisance ordinance and dropped the rooster provision. We tried to wake up Ayla but she mumbled something about coffee and beans….so she will learn in the morning. I really truly don’t think we could have done this without the overwhelming support of each and every one of you! Thanks you from the bottom of this mama’s heart.