The county voted to approve and extend the proposal on June 2, while the City Council met on June 3.
“We didn’t get the proposal until Tuesday (June 3) morning. There was no time to talk to the City Council members before their meeting. The ones I did talk to gave the response that there was not yet enough information to take action. That’s why it wasn’t on the agenda,” said Bailey.
Bailey said that he believed that members needed more information before discussing the issue in an open meeting. “I’ve had a discussion with (Judge/Executive Stan Humphries) prior to the proposal. At that time, there was nothing formal presented to me.”
According to Bailey, the Cadiz Police Department is currently responding to animal control needs. As to the decision of hiring an animal control officer, the Mayor said, “That decision will have to be made by the Council. (City Administrator) Lisa Rogers and I can’t tell how they will react. Each member has his or her own opinion on the issue.”
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