The Fennimore Common Council
has heard several recommendations
from the city’s Street Committee, after a
recent meeting between the committee
and the Amish community.
The issue…horse droppings being left
on city streets. The issue was referred
to the committee, after several residents
complained to the Common Council
about horse owners not cleaning-up
horse droppings from the street.
City Clerk Margaret Sprague says the
recommendations include hitching
posts throughout the city where
horse owners can tie up their horse
and then clean-up any droppings that
are left. In addition, marking a
designated route for the Amish to
follow as they come into the city, to
keep horses off of other residential
According to Sprague, what also
came out of the meeting with the
Amish community, is the Amish
didn’t know the City of Fennimore
had an ordinance that required
horse owners to clean-up the street
if their horse leaves droppings.
It should be noted, the ordinance
has been on the books in Fennimore
for close to 10-years.