Council Discusses Animal Cruelty
September 4, 2019
Southern Torch (3854 articles)

Council Discusses Animal Cruelty

By Marla Jones, Reporter •

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The Council presented the first reading of an ordinance annexing certain property located off of Roden Drive in the Fischer community and solely owned by Marlin and Ann Blalock. The property is proposed to be a sub-division. Since it was a first reading, Ordinance 2019-03 will be carried over until the next Council meeting. 

The Council approved the following Resolutions:

  • Resolution 2019-36- Officially accepted the low bid, after negations for the interior construction of the Public Works Building. 
  • Resolution 2019-37 Accepted the lowest qualified bid for the “Special Asphalt Mix” required by ALDOT for the Jordan Road paving project. 

The Council granted the an activity permit to Brandi Shrader, of the DeKalb Animal Shelter adoption event that will be held at the City Park on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10am until 2pm. There will be food vendors, entertainment and animals available for adoption.

The Council approved the installation of a “speed table” on 66th Street in the vicinity of Allen Memorial Church to help control traffic. 

Two Fort Payne Citizens came before the Council to discuss unattended dog in their neighborhood. The concerned citizens advised the Council that the animals were suffering from animal cruelty and that neighbors were leaving food to prevent the animals from starving to death. 

The next meeting of the Fort Payne City Council will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 12pm on the second floor of Fort Payne City Hall. 

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