The City Council repealed the former dog ordinance (Ord. 190) and also rescinded the Dog Policy (which permitted a dog to be running at large 3 times within a 90-day period, before any legal action would be taken.) The new ordinance now allows the City Council's Dog Officers (Mayor Noeth, Council President Alcorn and Councilman Plank) to issue a ticket when dogs are running at large, which must be paid within 30 days or the dog owner can appear in Ramona Municipal Court to address the charges. Fines start at $50 per offense and increase with every offense. To read the complete ordinance, see Government/Ordinances/Ord 196 on this website.
To ensure that all dog owners understand the new ordinance, Councilman Jay Plank plans to personally deliver a copy of the ordinance to every household in Ramona sometime in March, and answer any questions or concerns that citizens may have.
The Easter Egg Hunt on March 30 was a stellar success, thanks to event coordinator, Rachel Mealor, and the many businesses and individuals that contributed to the annual Easter celebration, sponsored by the City of Ramona.
Punch and cupcakes kept everyone energized for the games—from tug-o-war to leg races. (In the “good ‘ole days” it was called sack races, but these days you don’t need a sack, just a sturdy rope to tie the competitors’ legs together.)
The Easter Bunny, with help from the Ramona Youth Council, hid over 800 plastic eggs in the City Park, for kids from toddlers to 12 year-olds. Older siblings often helped the toddlers learn the fine art of egg hunting, because they haven’t yet learned the concept that “more is better”—finding just one egg could “derail the hunt” as toddlers were mesmerized with a brightly colored egg and its sugary contents.
In between the egg hunt, games, and drawings for prizes, the kids got their faces painted by artist Jennifer Hathaway. Bunnies were in great demand, but there were also requests for lions, tigers, butterflies, and even super heroes.view pictures