Fiscal Court approves raised shelter fee
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor -
Aug 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A fee increase from the Christian County Animal Shelter was approved by magistrates during Monday’s meeting of the Trigg County Fiscal Court.

Trigg’s agreement with the Christian County Fiscal Court for the housing of stray animals previously called for a monthly bill of $400 and has been increased to $500, Trigg Judge-Executive Stan Humphries said.

“We think it’s a pretty good deal,” Humphries said. “We currently have a large number of animals being taken there, and with minimum wage going up, some of that cost was passed on to users.”

In other action, the court approved the first reading of a budget amendment that reflects the beginning of fee pooling with the Sheriff’s Department and the transfer of prior year surplus funds.

Magistrates also approved the closing of sections of Hopper Road, Bealmer Road and Beechwood Drive. The court also approved a motion to begin advertising for bids for the paving of sections of several blacktop roads

During the public comment portion of the meeting, Grow Trigg president Ken Culwell presented members of the court with information titled The Grow Trigg Objective, which outlines the group’s objectives concerning its recent petition for a referendum on alcohol sales in Trigg County.

Before the meeting was adjourned, magistrate Shannon Knight voiced concerns about local law enforcement being called to assist in recovering lost pets.

“It irks me to know that our police force is out here trying to serve and protect and are being called off the job because some kitty cat is in somebody’s yard,” Knight said. “I don’t think they need to be called all the way out to Rockcastle or way down South Road because of some cat.”

Humphries said the issue would need to be discussed with Sheriff Randy Clark, who was not present at Monday’s meeting.

Humphries also relayed an invitation to welcome Trigg County’s new family and consumer sciences agent Cecelia Hostilo at a ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the extension office.
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