Beaufort County Council adopted changes to the county's animal control ordinance Monday in an attempt to reduce euthanasia and stop people from repeatedly returning pets and adopting new ones.
No residents spoke during the public hearing on the ordinance and council members voted to adopt the amendments after little discussion.
Changes to the ordinance include:
In Other Action
Dan Dennis, president of Dennis Corp., addressed Beaufort County Council on Monday and sent a letter to its chairman outlining concerns he has about the S.C. 802 road and bridge construction. His company is under contract to perform inspection and engineering services for the project.
Dennis said he believes the problems are serious and could jeopardize the project's compliance with S.C. Department of Transportation standards. He said the county asked him to reduce his staff for the project from 10 inspectors to four. Chairman Weston Newton referred the matter to the Public Facilities Committee.
Council also adopted a resolution stating that council members do not condone illegal immigration in Beaufort County but support immigration into the country through legal means.
Board of Education chairman Fred Washington Jr. encouraged the vote and asked council members to participate in the 2010 Beaufort County Immigration Information Forum. He said the purpose of the forum is to give the community accurate information about issues surrounding immigration, including education, health and human services, law enforcement, and business.
The forum is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 17 in the County Council Chambers, Washington said.
America Recycles Day
Monday will be "America Recycles Day" in Beaufort County, according to a proclamation by council.
In the proclamation, Council Chairman Weston Newton encouraged citizens to commit that day to recycling and buying recycled products whenever they can.
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, according to a news release from the county. The campaign provides an opportunity for people to sign a personal pledge to recycle, which can be downloaded at www.americarecyclesday.org.