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Brodie Jr. Comments on Animal Shelter Compromise

April 19th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners announced Thursday that a compromise has been reached that will see the animal shelter remain in operation under the current management setup. The commissioners were surprised last week when the board of the shelter notified the county that an additional $100,000 in funding would be necessary or they would be forced to turn the operation back to the county. During a Thursday afternoon budget work session, Commissioners Jake Shade and Creade Brodie Jr said that conversations with shelter representatives this week had led to an agreement. Essentially the county will provide a 1% budget increase- roughly $3,700- and provide a car as well as some utilities and in-kind services.  Commissioner Brodie said that while he is glad to see the matter resolved- he was not happy to hear and read in some circles that the commissioners had been cast as the “bad guys” by some segments of the community- -particularly on social media…

7 Responses to “Brodie Jr. Comments on Animal Shelter Compromise”

  1. April 19, 2019 at 7:25 am, Bob said:

    So, we stay with the bad gals.


    • April 19, 2019 at 11:27 am, kevin said:

      > Amen!


  2. April 19, 2019 at 8:26 am, Jeff said:

    And who would receive this car????


    • April 19, 2019 at 11:28 am, kevin said:

      > I’m sure she’ll take good care of it!


  3. April 19, 2019 at 11:29 am, kevin said:

    So, the BOE merely needs to hand Jake the keys to the schools to get more money. Good to know.


  4. April 19, 2019 at 1:53 pm, Ed Dodrill said:

    Has anyone heard what is going on with the audit that was supposed to happen at the animal shelter?


  5. April 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm, Lav said:

    Glad the shelter and county have come to an agreement for the time being. I would hate to see the shelter close, or be changed back the way it was. Hopefully, this compromise can get these people through a rough patch and keep doing the good they do for the animals!


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