dog kennel in startown

dog kennel in startown

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Bill

Raleigh, NC

#1 Jun 23, 2007
How many of you know the City of Newton approved the construction of a dog kennel in Startown. I didnt. I hope you will understand my distress when I found out it would be about 100 yards from my back door. Makes you wonder why the surrounding property owners were not informed, maybe they thought we would object. If you would like to learn more about this, please reply to this thread and I will spill the beans. Also look on hwy 10 for the signs.....might surprise you.
neighbor

Boone, NC

#2 Jun 25, 2007
The Planning Department should have never told anyone that they could do that in a residentual neighbor. I asked years ago about building a duplex on one of my lots and they told me it was single family dwelling only. I guess I didn't offer them enough money.
ginger helms

AOL

#3 Jun 26, 2007
Live near by and have saw the NO KENNEL HERE SIGNS...wasnt sure what it was about or where a kennel would even go out this way... is it a type kennel for training dogs, or for housing them while their families are away...
Thanks..
GINGER
Bill wrote:
How many of you know the City of Newton approved the construction of a dog kennel in Startown. I didnt. I hope you will understand my distress when I found out it would be about 100 yards from my back door. Makes you wonder why the surrounding property owners were not informed, maybe they thought we would object. If you would like to learn more about this, please reply to this thread and I will spill the beans. Also look on hwy 10 for the signs.....might surprise you.
Chuck

Hickory, NC

#4 Jun 27, 2007
Bill,

Please spill the beans, I live in the area and did not know anything about it until I saw the signs and did an internet search.
bill

Asheville, NC

#5 Jul 3, 2007
the dog kennel proposed will be constructed between Hse no's 1729 & 1751 on Hwy 10 between long drive and jarret farm road. The proposed kennel will be 5000 sq feet. At this time, the city has approved a R-20 "special use permit" for the kennel. The proposed kennel has been approved to house up to 36 dogs. The interested parties will operate a: doggie day care, an extended care kennel, a breeding facility for golden retrievers and piekenese (i hope that is how u spell it). My wife and I have filed a petition in superior court to block this permit, so that this may return to council and another public meeting scheduled. This way the citizens of newton, especially the startown community may voice their opinion relating to the placement of a dog kennel in a residential community. The next alderman meeting is july 10 @ 7 pm. PLEASE all those opposed to this kennel, attend this meeting and voice your opposition. If you would like a sign to state your opposition, stop at any house that has a sign and I am shure they will tell you how to obtain one.
Norm

Greenville, SC

#6 Jul 4, 2007
Wow. Here they are trying to help provide a service to home owners in their neighborhood instead of having to drive 10 miles out of their way for a doggie day care and someone wants to complain. The city listed 2 ads in the paper about ballot to vote on it and voice concerns. They also mailed anyone that lives with in 100 feet of the area. You had your chance. Should have been paying attention.

If the kennel is properly taken care of there will be NO SMELL from it. No NOISES from it. The so called DOG PROBLEMS from that area are from normal dog owners. These people are apparently not the normal dog owner as they allready own 20 dogs as pets. Or else complaints would have all ready been made on them.

There is only ONE doggie day care here in the area that I know of. And he runs in hickory. I happen to live on the border of conover and newton. So this kennel/daycare would be a convience for me when we decide to go on vacation. Dont you get it. A doggie daycare would be a great asset in your neighbor hood. And as far as the people concerned about property value going down. It wont. A business would bring UP the property value. Or at least that is my guess since my grandparents land value went up when a car wash was built next to their house.

Your going to benefit from it. I would keep quiet about it. You dont know if there is going to be any trouble with it. You can say "This is going to happen" and "This will happen" all you want. But as long as that couple take care of it, it wont bother you.

I my self have considered starting a pitbull rescue at my house. But I know it wont happen, because first of all I dont own the land and second, not enough of it. Maybe one of these days I will. I myself would love to help change the publics view on the pitbull breed.
trouser trout

Anderson, SC

#7 Jul 7, 2007
German shepards rule!
Bill

Boone, NC

#8 Jul 8, 2007
Mr. Norm
If you are so happy to have a kennel next to your residence... please contact the the persons involved and request that they construct this business next to your residence. Also I do get it, a business at my back door...a noisy business...no thanks
Bill

Raleigh, NC

#9 Jul 8, 2007
Mr. Norm,
I would also like to inform you that only one property owner within 1000 feet of the proposed kennel recieved any type of notification. It is very difficult to oppose something which you are not informed of.
Bill

Raleigh, NC

#10 Jul 8, 2007
trouser trout wrote:
German shepards rule!
Thanks, i think so too
Melissa

Asheville, NC

#11 Jul 9, 2007
I have lived in my home for 18 years. I will not tolerate ANY increase in smell or noise from this kennel if it comes to this area. I will call the city and county EVERY day to enforce the ordainces. This should have been placed in a commerical area. If you are for this kennel, please call the Wallaces and allow them to build beside YOU!!! Think about that!!!!
Bill

Boone, NC

#12 Jul 11, 2007
Norm......
your reply please
Dee

Morganton, NC

#13 Jul 21, 2007
I just drove thru Newton today and saw the "no Kennel" signs. Sure did grab my attention. I sell real estate and agree with you guys. Zoning is designed to keep noises, businesses and commercial property in an area designed for it. I commend you for pulling together to keep it away from your homes. It may be a good service for some people, but it shouldn't be disturbing residential properties. Not only can the animal noises be a nuisance, but also the increase of traffic coming in and out. If anyone has an update, I would like to follow this story. Good luck!
Bill

Asheville, NC

#14 Jul 23, 2007
Thanks for your comment....I agree with you....
I believe this type of business, placed in a quiet neighborhood, will be a problem to all of the surrounding property owners.
Jimmy

Simpsonville, SC

#15 Jul 31, 2007
I lived near a kennel before I moved here and there were no noises or smells emanating from the property. As Norm said, this will be a great asset for those of us in the area. You should not experience any disturbances unlike what you would get from a neighbor with pets.
Jimmy

Simpsonville, SC

#16 Jul 31, 2007
Btw, I live in Conover, this is showing up as Michigan b/c I am on a work computer.
Lola from NC

Mount Airy, NC

#17 Aug 1, 2007
Norm wrote:
Wow. Here they are trying to help provide a service to home owners in their neighborhood instead of having to drive 10 miles out of their way for a doggie day care and someone wants to complain. The city listed 2 ads in the paper about ballot to vote on it and voice concerns. They also mailed anyone that lives with in 100 feet of the area. You had your chance. Should have been paying attention.
If the kennel is properly taken care of there will be NO SMELL from it. No NOISES from it. The so called DOG PROBLEMS from that area are from normal dog owners. These people are apparently not the normal dog owner as they allready own 20 dogs as pets. Or else complaints would have all ready been made on them.
There is only ONE doggie day care here in the area that I know of. And he runs in hickory. I happen to live on the border of conover and newton. So this kennel/daycare would be a convience for me when we decide to go on vacation. Dont you get it. A doggie daycare would be a great asset in your neighbor hood. And as far as the people concerned about property value going down. It wont. A business would bring UP the property value. Or at least that is my guess since my grandparents land value went up when a car wash was built next to their house.
Your going to benefit from it. I would keep quiet about it. You dont know if there is going to be any trouble with it. You can say "This is going to happen" and "This will happen" all you want. But as long as that couple take care of it, it wont bother you.
I my self have considered starting a pitbull rescue at my house. But I know it wont happen, because first of all I dont own the land and second, not enough of it. Maybe one of these days I will. I myself would love to help change the publics view on the pitbull breed.
Then please build it in YOUR back yard.

And you are wrong.....I live OVER 100 feet from my neighbor and I can hear his dogs barking with the windows shut, and the television and heat pump on. And he only has two dogs.

Good luck to the people trying to stop this from being built in your back yards.
Bill

Asheville, NC

#18 Aug 5, 2007
Just wanted to let everyone know...I hope this issue will be solved in the next few weeks...I believe the steps which were taken this past week will bring closure to this issue.
You should be able to read all about it in the HDR in a few days.
Thanks everyone for your support.
Bill

Asheville, NC

#19 Aug 5, 2007
Dee wrote:
I just drove thru Newton today and saw the "no Kennel" signs. Sure did grab my attention. I sell real estate and agree with you guys. Zoning is designed to keep noises, businesses and commercial property in an area designed for it. I commend you for pulling together to keep it away from your homes. It may be a good service for some people, but it shouldn't be disturbing residential properties. Not only can the animal noises be a nuisance, but also the increase of traffic coming in and out. If anyone has an update, I would like to follow this story. Good luck!
I will do my best to keep everyone informed
Alica

Gastonia, NC

#20 Aug 10, 2007
Are there no dog lovers in the Startown community? And there is a difference in owning a dog and considering same dog as a member of your family...a true member of your family, as I do. You people are all talking about "potential" problems. You aren't even willing to give the Wallace's a chance. They are trying to do a good thing. There are a lot of backyard breeders who don't care about dogs in general, let alone their dogs in particular. Wouldn't you like to know there is a safe, caring place to leave your dogs if the need arises? By all means, if there are problems with noise, smell, etc., then call the powers that be and complain. Just don't dismiss the project out of hand. I would welcome a kennel of this nature next door or in my "own back yard". Unfortunately, I live where that could never happen, due to the lack of free land. I only wish something like that were possible. I was disappointed that there were no signs supporting the kennel being displayed in any of the neighborhood yards. I'm assuming the yards without signs against are either for the idea or are ambivalent. I hope the Wallace's are able to carry on with their project. I say more power to them!!

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