[June 11, 2014]LINCOLN - Animal Control Committee-
Blue Room – Logan County Safety Complex April 9, 2014
Present: Kevin Bateman; Andy Anderson; Dave Hepler; Chuck
Absent: Jan Schumacher
Guests: Pamela Meagher; Julie Parker; Kelly Cale; Lisa Conley
Mr. Bateman called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
A motion was made by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Ruben to approve
the minutes from March 12, 2014 as printed. Motion passed.
Conceal carry: Mr. Bateman and Mrs. Parker reported the signs
prohibiting concealed carry of weapons on Animal Control property
have been posted.
Spay/neuter of dogs running at large: The committee discussed
situations where a dog is picked up for a second time. State statute
requires the animal must be neutered/spayed within 30 days; however,
there is nothing currently in the ordinance which allows detention
of the animal until the owner is in compliance. A motion was made
by Mr. Ruben, seconded by Mr. Hepler, to enforce the second time a
dog is picked up for running at large, the animal must be
spayed/neutered. Logan County Animal Control will transport to any
Logan County veterinarian for the procedure at no cost for the
transport. The dog must stay at the pound until it is
spayed/neutered with no boarding charge, or the owner must place a
$1000 deposit/bond which is refunded once proof is provided that the
spay/neuter has been completed. If proof of the procedure is not
provided within 45 days, the deposit/bond will be forfeited to Logan
County. Motion passed. The proposed ordinance will be reviewed by
the State’s Attorney before presentation to the full Board for
2014-2015 Animal Control
contracts: Mr. Bateman recommended freezing the contract
amounts at the same level as 2013-2014 since the CPI is only
1.5%. He also recommended mailing proposals with lower fees for
communities who do not currently have contracts. The committee
expressed concerns about offering lower fees to communities who
do not participate, as this could be unfair to the communities
who have been participating. A motion was made by Mr. Hepler,
seconded by Mr. Anderson, to freeze the contract amounts for
participating communities at the 2013-2014 rate. Offers will be
made to non-participating communities and refunds will be made
if the fee exceeds the actual number of calls in the year.
Administrator/Warden’s report: Nothing further to report.
Budget: No concerns.
A motion was made by Mr. Ruben, seconded by Mr. Hepler, to pay the
bills as presented for payment. Motion passed.
A motion was made by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hepler, to
adjourn the meeting. Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m.