Sum: a mayor takes an “anti-barking decree”

The mayor of the village of Bouvaincourt-sur-Bresle (Somme), about sixty kilometers from Amiens, issued an “anti-barking decree” at the beginning of September to limit excessive noise pollution.

The decision of the mayor of the town of 830 inhabitants has created debate, even controversy, between those who are in favor and those who are opposed to it. Originally, residents of two housing estates in the city complained multiple times to their town hall about the embarrassment caused by the barking of their neighbors’ dogs.

“When you have a semi-detached house and your neighbor’s dog barks day and night, that’s no fun. I’m obviously not against dogs, I have cows myself: it’s normal for animals to make noise. But we took this decree to resolve two problematic cases, ”said Yves Mainnemarre, the mayor of the village, in comments relayed by Le Courrier Picard.

He also considers that this measure responds to isolated cases and that it does not concern all of its citizens, except in cases of abuse. “The inhabitants do not have to worry: their dogs can still bark when the neighbor passes on the sidewalk opposite: there is no problem on that! But it has to be within reason and at reasonable times, ”explained Yves Mainnemarre.. In the end, this surprising decision made it possible to resolve the initial dispute, according to the latter’s admission.

In the event of repeated barking, the measure provides for a fine of 68 euros for the owner of the dog concerned, which can be increased to 180 euros if the amount is not paid within 45 days of the offense.

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