The Calhoun County Commission approved the two recommendations from the Animal Control Board at its regular meeting Thursday. Under the resolution, qualified residents can volunteer for eight hours at the county animal shelter on Morrisville Road and the $25 adoption fee for an animal will be waived. The county also will provide adopters with $50 towards veterinarian bills for the animal.
Alongside the temporary adoption program, the Animal Control Center will provide a free adoption day on Oct. 19. The day coincides with the county’s “free dump” day at the county’s landfill, also located on Morrisville Road.
The second resolution will allow residents to file a petition for adoption on Oct. 19. After review from the Animal Control Board, eligible applicants can adopt the animal on Oct. 22 with the $25 adoption fee waived.
Prior to the adjourning the meeting, Commissioner Rudy Abbott thanked the county’s Animal Control employees for their efforts.
“That’s a tough job, and sometimes it’s a thankless one,” Abbott said. “Sometimes it seems like we don’t do enough to support you, but we do appreciate everything you do.”
In other business, the commission:
--Accepted right-of-way deeds on two properties near McGinnis Drive near Jacksonville in order to build a bridge.
--Re-appointed David West to the County Department of Human Resources Board of Directors, and appointed Dani LaPlant to the open district five seat on the same board.
--Approved a small family cemetery plot on private property on Mill Branch Road in Jacksonville. The site had been approved by the County Health Department.
--Approved giving $500 to the Cheaha Regional Head Start, a Talladega-based child and family support group.
--Dismissed a nuisance abatement at 4525 Asbury Ave. in Anniston.
--Declared public nuisance properties at 1520 Parkwood Drive, 901 West 32nd St., 4308 Greenwood Ave., 4439 Saks Road, 133 Glade Road, and Alabama 202 in the Anniston area.
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