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McCracken Fiscal Court May Vote on Humane Society Partnership Animal Shelter Issue at Next Meeting

Toby Partridge,

McCracken County Judge Executive Bob Leeper says contract negotiations between the Fiscal Court and the county’s Humane Society have made progress with a possible vote coming as soon as the court’s next meeting.  He says the county’s potential agreement with the Society will give both the ability to make adjustments.

“If they actually are able to function at less cost than what we’ve agreed to, they’ve agreed to reimburse the county,” Leeper said “But, if, if they go over at a certain point then we enter back into seeing what we can do to deal with that overage. It’s a good contract. It’s fair to both sides.”

Leeper says a main sticking point, allowing a member of the fiscal court to be on the humane society board, has been agreed to.  The member from the court will have a vote to express that body’s opinion.  He adds that the Humane Society has been more than willing to meet and provide any information that has been requested. 

The task force assigned to address issues regarding the animal shelter voted last April to recommend that the court enter into an agreement with the county Humane Society. The previous fiscal court voted against such a contract in November.

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