Bradley County Commissioners Want More Specifics On Private Animal Center Proposal

Monday, September 23, 2013

Members of the Bradley County Commission said they want more specifics from two groups seeking to set up a private animal care center for the county portion of Bradley County.

Commissioner Terry Caywood said one of the groups stated that it would cost about $40,000 to remodel a building that the county is offering for the operation. He said he wanted to see details on how that money would be spent.

Vice Chairman Adam Lowe said he thinks both proposals "are really good," but he said each group should submit a letter of intent.

He said there should be a pro forma outlining what revenues and what expenditures are expected for the first 12 months of operation.

In the interim, the county is paying the Cleveland Animal Shelter $20,000 per month for six months to handle stray animals out in the county.

In another matter, Lt. Keith Edwards was introduced as the sheriff department's new environmental officer. He has been with the sheriff's department since 1981 in a variety of roles, including as an SRO.

Vice Chairman Adam Lowe said two different groups will be making presentations on "Common Core" during a meeting of the education committee next Monday at noon at Ocoee Middle School. One will be from the SCORE group and another is a local expert on the controversial topic.

A birthday cookout for Judge Daniel Swafford will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Juvenile Court.

A luncheon honoring Rep. Eric Watson is Oct. 4 at noon at the Mountain View Inn.   

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