Hamilton asks for more adequate response from animal control
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County’s Fiscal Court, at its meeting on Monday evening, heard a complaint from a local Humane Society worker who said she wants more done about people anonymously dumping dogs into her yard.

Ramona Hamilton told the court of the most recent incident, where someone dropped off a pit bull mix without the knowledge or consent of either her or any other Humane Society worker. She said the dog wrecked her fence and other equipment and attacked other dogs, and also said that animal control wasn’t doing enough about it.

She said that while she called animal control last Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m., and again last Friday morning, it wasn’t until Monday this week that animal control came and removed the dog.

What made Hamilton most angry, however, is that this isn’t the first time it has happened.

“Something needs to be done about animals being dumped,” Hamilton said.

Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark said that while there were no dispatch logs of the call, there was a message to call Hamilton back. But he sympathized with Hamilton’s predicament.

“That would get very aggravating if it was me and my residence,” Clark said.

Hamilton said that the Humane Society has a contract with the animal shelter in Christian County, which takes animals from Christian, Trigg, Caldwell and Todd Counties. The shelter gives 60 percent of those animals to new homes, she added.

In other action, the court unanimously approved a janitorial and maintenance contract for the new Trigg County Judicial Center to Linc Services for roughly $107,600 a year. GFB submitted a higher bid of roughly $149,400 a year, with a $15,525 startup cost. The state’s Administrative Office of the Courts will still have to approve the decision.

Humphries said that although the company is not from based in the county, it will use local workers.

Humphries briefly brought up the administrative code, stating that he didn’t see anything in it that needed to be changed.

Humphries also said that those who notice debris from the ice storm or the flood or the various thunderstorms creating bottlenecks or logjams or causing damage should contact his office at 522-8459.

At a special called fiscal court meeting on the evening of Monday, June 29, Max Arnold and Sons, Marathon Oil and Rogers Group were approved to provide key fuel and materials to the Trigg County government.

Magistrates approved awarding the bids for gasoline and diesel fuel to Max Arnold and Sons, with Marathon Oil submitting the low bid for liquid asphalt. Rogers Group submitted low bids for hot mix asphalt and crushed limestone.

The court also paid its monthly bills at both meetings.
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