Benzie Region leaders and also the Animal Well-being League of Benzie County are talking about the future of the region’s sanctuary and also animal control.
It becomes part of the continuous fallout after the county missed a deadline to place funding for the Pet Control and Shelter on the November ballot.
“We’re simply discussing some of the suggestions of how we can progress in between both teams,” claimed Doreen Carter, Head Of State of the Animal Well-being Organization of Benzie Region.
While the County Commissioners talked about the matter during their Sept. 14 meeting, the Pet Control Advisory Committee held a meeting to talk about the modifications in further detail.
“It’s an opportunity for management to take a go back and also take a look at where can we enhance,” claimed Kyle Maurer, Benzie Region Animal Control’s Department Head.
One of those topics was the potential $100,000 donation that the Animal Well-being League would certainly have given the county to fund workers’ incomes.
The county chose to decline the donation and draw from the Delinquent Tax Alleviation Fund.
“As we’ve mentioned as the region, we understand the blunder,” stated Benzie Region Administrator Katelyn Zeits. “We wish to fix the mistake. We should not need to have others bear that blunder.”
The county is also looking at restructuring the sanctuary’s employee jobs as well as creating a formal agreement in between Animal Control as well as the Animal Welfare Organization.
“We don’t have anything now we simply want to make certain we have open interaction between the area, Pet Control, as well as the Pet Well-being League,” said Carter.
Among the people who opposed reorganizing the shelter was Pet Control Officer Dillon Rosa.
He talked at the last commissioner conference, and also he states since then, he’s had his patrol vehicle privileges withdrawed, and also his ability to answer telephone calls is being reduced.
Now– rosa says he hesitates to make any type of additional comment claiming he remains in anxiety of retaliation by the Animal Control Division Head as well as Region Manager, and feels his job remains in risk.
But region leaders say those cuts are not retaliation– that the moves have more to do with reducing money from the budget plan, and one of the police car is out of commission.
Rosa currently has a corrective hearing set up for Friday.
“I’m not mosting likely to discuss corrective action,” stated Maurer.