County Adopts New Fence Ordinance

   Written by on September 21, 2017 at 10:47 am

By Crystal Vandegrift, Staff Writer

FARMVILLE – The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last Tuesday night to amend the county’s fence ordinance.

The vote comes after a request to research the origination of the County Fence Ordinance by members of the Farm Bureau during a meeting between the group and County Attorney Jim Ennis on August 29, 2017.

The previous fence ordinance was adopted by the county in December of 2005.

The new ordinance now means if someone’s livestock strays onto a highway, private or public property, the owner of the livestock could face a fine up to $250.

The violation of the new fence ordinance would now be a Class 4 misdemeanor rather than a criminal offense.

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