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MassDOG suggests revisions to draft Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations

posted Feb 18, 2013, 6:33 AM by michele biscoe
Fells dog owners, Michele Biscoe and Charlene Duffy Saulnier, attended the public meeting on January 10, 2013, at which Priscilla Geigis, DCR Director, MassParks, and Laura Deitz, DCR Assistant General Cousel, presented draft Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations, which combine and will supersede existing regulations for all the different properties across the state that were formerly managed by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and the Division of Environmental Management (DEM) before Governor Mitt Romney merged the MDC and the DEM to form the DCR.  Discussion and Q&A were facilitated by Gary Briere, DCR Chief of Recreation, and closing remarks were offered by Samantha Overton, DCR Deputy Director, MassParks.

Overton requested that dog owners suggest language about voice control that the DCR can incorporate in the regulations.

The Coalition of Massachusetts Dog Owner Groups (MassDOG) has respectfully submitted suggested revisions to section 12.13: Rules of Conduct on DCR Properties – Pets (Pages 31-32) of the draft Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations.

A formal hearing process, including statewide public hearings and a public comment period, will be conducted in accordance with requirements of the Massachusetts Secretary of State in early 2013. For more information, please call the DCR at 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us.