The Orchard City Town Board heard from constituents on the topics of dogs, of doing good for others, and of post offices at their regular meeting on March 14.
Town resident Richard Holcomb told the town board that his problems with a neighbor's dog have led him to question animal enforcement in Orchard City.
Holcomb, who described himself as "a responsible dog owner," said a neighbor's dog that runs loose has attacked his poultry and poses a threat to children waiting for the school bus.
Mayor Don Suppes noted options available to Holcomb for dealing with the situation, including a petition drive to put a leash law on the ballot for Orchard City voters to decide.
The town has no local animal control ordinance. Adopting one would require spending money on its own enforcement, Suppes explained.
Following Holcomb's presentation, Sheriff Fred McKee made himself available to answer questions. He said that three different deputies had responded to Holcomb's complaint. None of them, however, agreed with Holcomb's assessment that the neighbor's dog presented a vicious threat.
The sheriff's department is responsible for enforcing the state's vicious animal laws within the boundaries of Orchard City.
Another constituent, E.J. Verdahl, gave the board a presentation on her charity fund raising efforts in behalf of the Samaritan's Purse ministry.
Verdahl is working to raise funds from pledges for the 10,000 steps per day she takes. The effort is to honor her late friend Pearl Tiffany of Eckert.
"We can make a difference in this world," Verdahl said.
Town resident Charles Marty, a regular contributor to town board meetings, noted that the U.S. Postal Service is "wasting half a million dollars a year on three post offices in this town." Marty is a retired USPS letter carrier.blog comments powered by Disqus