The county began the process of seeking an animal control officer by approving an agreement to offer the City of Cadiz. County Attorney H.B. Quinn read the proposed agreement aloud. The plan allows the Mayor of Cadiz and Cadiz Police Chief to hire an applicant for the position. The County would pay half the expenses with Cadis paying the balance. The County would continue to pay the expenses of housing animals at the Christian County Animal Shelter.
Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said that the plan represented a contract between the County and City governments for a period of three years, expiring after an election. He said that the Fiscal Court would also serve as an animal control board to supervise the program.
After approving the plan, the court proceeded to discuss the advertisement to fill the animal control officer’s position. Humphries said that the placing of the advertisement and hiring of an individual for the post is contingent on City Council approval. He said that the applicant would serve as a contractor, and will be expected to provide his or her own equipment. He suggested $38,000 as a starting salary for the position. Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark and Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander outlined duties and expectations for the position.
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