Brewster Selectmen vote to fund dog ban reversal appeal

Town still fighting to uphold Drummer Boy Park dog decision

It's still up in the air whether or not Drummer Boy Park on 6A will go to the dogs.  In 2010, a discussion began about banning dogs from what had become the unofficial dog park in town.  Each morning, passersby would see dogs of all shapes and sizes frolicking in the grass near the bandstand.  But the decision was made to toss the pooches from the park.

In June 2011, a second spot was proffered, but knocked down.  In March 2012 the town put the ban in place and the following month, homeowner (and dog owner) Jordan Sprechman brought the lawsuit against the town.

The Cape Codder reports that on Dec. 19, a Barnstable Superior Court judge nixed the Board of Health's ban on dogs at Drummer Boy, allowing the pooches to return to the park. 

But the town has decided to fight the judge's ruling. All told, the Town of Brewster has spent $14,500 in legal fees to defend itself in Sprechman's suit so far.

The topic of dogs in the park is on the Brewster Board of Health's agenda when then meet Tuesday evening (Jan. 8).

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