- District 2 board member Steve Fourez reported on the findings of a study into the plan for a joint animal shelter with Danville.
According to Fourez, the plan calls for an animal shelter to operate for the city and county as one entity that is managed by a third-party charitable organization. The organization will be overseen by a board of city and county representatives.
Current figures indicate the county could save as much as $115,000 each year through this idea, Fourez said, adding that number could be higher.
Given the county’s current operations, Fourez said it is the city’s decision whether to pursue the idea.
“The ball is in the city’s court, not ours,” he told board members, adding there is no need to change the county’s current operations at this time.
If Danville officials opt not to pursue such a plan, Fourez suggested to the board that the county could still benefit from such a plan using a charitable organization to run the animal shelter.
- Five board members — Craig Golden, Chip Mattis, Joe Tamalunis, Craig Chambers and Fourez — were given certificates of service for their time on the board. None of the five will be on the new board that takes over Dec. 4.