A proposed new Veterinarian Clinic and kennel for Lincoln City is up for review by the city’s planning commission. If ultimately approved by the City Council it would contain 20 kennel enclosures inside the building with access to the outdoors which would have a six foot fence enclosure. The dogs would have a clinic attendant with them while they’re outside. They would not be left alone outside.
There are some nearby homes, but the applicant says there are lots of trees, shrubs and other vegetation to shield any noise created by the kennel. The animals would have access to the enclosed yard only between 8am and 5:30pm. Noise blocking vegetation would be required to be preserved by the clinic owner.
Another issue before the planning commission will be an ordinance that would clamp down on private food and other vendors selling their wares on city park properties. The planning commission will hear a report from city staff that commercial vendors, under new rules, would be banned from city parks except during special events and the vendor must have a special event and concession permit from the city. The idea is that residents and visitors to Lincoln City come for the quiet beauty of city parks, not for music-playing, horn-honking vendors selling food, drinks or tourist memorabilia. But, again, such vending of food and trinkets would be allowed during special events provided the vendors acquire permits from the city beforehand.
The Lincoln City Planning Commission convenes March 5th, 6pm, 3rd Floor of City Hall in the City Council Chambers.