During the first meeting of the new Bradley County Commission, Louie Alford was again elected chairman and Jeff Yarber was elected as vice chairman.
In a close vote of eight to six, a motion by Vice Chairman Yarber passed to send a Notice to Cure to the SPCA because of the violation of contract.
Another motion was on the table to terminate the county's contract with the SPCA, but this motion was tabled.
Former Commissioner Ed Elkins spoke from the audience, saying, "The numbers have shown a dramatic turnaround.
" However, he agreed the contract had been breached.
Newly elected Commissioner Dan Rawls, in favor of keeping the contract with the SPCA, said, "We are there to look out for the situation. The situation is being handled better than it's ever been handled."
Vice Chairman Yarber said, in the future, "When there are violations, we follow through and do a paper trail."