DANVILLE — The Vermilion County Department of Animal Regulation is adjusting to work under a new agreement with the City of Danville.
On Monday, members of the county board’s finance and personnel committee approved a 2013-2014 fiscal year budget amendment for $86,450.
Animal Regulation Director Paige Brown said after the meeting the funds will go toward a number of “essential” items, ranging from new uniforms for employees to medications for the animals. The money approved Monday will be paid by the City of Danville, she added.
The county and city approved a formal agreement last month for the county animal shelter, located along Catlin-Tilton Road, to take over duties previously performed for the city by the Humane Society.
Brown said work levels have been up, with the department handling 80 animals in May from Danville alone. Brown noted she does not expect animal totals to be that high every month.
Also at Monday’s meeting:
• Board Chairman Gary Weinard informed committee members the county is continuing to work on a road agreement for the Apex Wind Farm located northwest of Rossville.
According to Weinard, there are some differences between what the company expects and what the county expects. Another meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.
As of January, some preliminary work already had been done on the wind farm. At the beginning, the project has called for the construction of between 40 and 50 wind turbines along a stretch reaching from around 3 miles east of Illinois Route 49 to the area near the Hubbard Trail Country Club north of Rossville.
A permit for the Hoopeston Wind Farm was approved by the Vermilion County Board in April 2011.