Emerson renews Animal Control contract
by Jason Lowrey
Sep 13, 2012 | 1110 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Emerson will continue to work with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office to provide animal control services within the city limits, the Emerson City Council decided during its Sept. 10 meeting.

The decision came after debate over how much the city was paying for the animal control service. Council member Charles Lowry, during a work session July 30, raised questions about the fees Emerson was paying. He said the fee amounts were based on a city’s population, as the contract used the words “per capita.”

However, City Manager Kevin McBurnett said the issue was one of semantics and even with a lower population Emerson would be paying the same fee amount.

Also approved was the institution of a court fee to pay for administrative costs. The meeting also saw the first reading of a plat for the Village at Waterside Phase 3B.

The Emerson City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at city hall.