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January 14, 2014

County Board approves animal control ordinance changes

The Shelby County Animal Control department, represented by State’s Attorney Gina Vonderheide, presented amendments to the animal control ordinance to the County Board at the Board’s meeting Wednesday.

Proposed were penalties for violations, fees, and agreements for municipalities and veterinarians in working with the county animal control.

The Board was previously made aware of the lack of municipal agreements for action to capture and hold animals until they are taken into the custody of the Animal Control officer. The agreement will also assign a fee to the municipality for the services.

“If we’d had this in place, we could have a new facility,” said animal control officer Brad Hudson. “The fees help to pound the animals.”

The Board approved the amendments.

CEFS Transportation director Dennis Shiley asked for approval for construction drawings and specifications regarding the county’s maintenance facility. The board’s approval is necessary for submission of the documents to Illinois Department of Transportation to be let out for bid.

Shiley also reported that another vehicle was added to the fleet. The 2006 vehicle will seat 22 passengers and was available from Moultrie County for $20,000. Shiley noted that a new engine is needed in the vehicle and one could be put in using grant money and money from the maintenance budget.

“A new 22 passenger vehicle would cost about $125,000,” Shiley said.

“The extra vehicle will help us in our goal to add Litchfield to the route and provide more vehicles to be able to rotate our fleet,” he said.

A request by Shelby County Clerk Jessica Fox to move Shelbyville 1 and 2 polling place from the American Legion home to the First Nazarene Church Fellowship Hall at 412 North Will was approved. The fellowship hall will provide more parking, accessibility, and generally more room.

In addition to the County Highway Department report (see January 10 Daily Union), engineer Alan Spesard presented two pipe culvert contracts to CPI Supply, one at $15,573 and the other at $38,594; and rock contracts to Brush Creek Quarry (5 contracts), Miller Lime service (2 contracts), McLeod Express (1 contract), and Nokomis Quarry (2 contracts). A contract for gravel was not awarded due to lack of bids. The board approved these contracts.

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