2009-02-07 / Editorials & Letters

'Watchdog' notes promising change at animal shelter


Recently in Kirkersville, bids were opened on operating the sewer plant. There were three bids and the amounts were $4000+ from Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District, $2300 from a company in Delaware, and $1950 plus the cost of hauling sludge ($1000-$1500 per month) from the company who currently operates the sewer plant.

However, the company that currently operates the sewer plant is charging the village $4750 per month and in 2007 they charged the village $5400 per month. The job hasn't changed over the past few years so why would the same company, who is currently getting $4750 per month, bid this same job out at less than half of what they are currently charging? I'll be looking for those answers.

On a different note, apparently the Licking County Commissioners have listened to the pleas of several people who complained about the staff at the Licking County Animal Shelter (AKA the dog pound). On February 2nd, after an ultimatum, Office Manager Korie Glover resigned her position in Licking County. If you recall, Glover was involved in the horrible "re-gassing" incident of 2 dogs at the dog pound which I wrote about a year ago. This was just one of the ongoing complaints that were presented to the Commissioners. I do appreciate their actions and I hope they don't stop there!

If you have lost or found an animal in the Buckeye Lake Area, please call me at 740-964-9651. Several community members are working on the creation of the Buckeye Lake Area Humane Society. Please call me if you are interested in being a part of this community endeavor.

Bonnie Mansfield Buckeye Lake

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