Jackson Co. may see animal control officers return

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 08:51:12-04

 Voters in a southern Michigan county may approve funding for the return of animal control officers.

The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that the 10-year, 0.25-millage proposal would add three animal control officers in Jackson County beginning next year. The county cut the last of its animal control officers in 2014.

The proposal would have residents owning a property valued at $100,000 pay an extra $12.50 in taxes a year. The millage is expected to generate about $1.1 million in the first year.

Shelter volunteers and community animal advocates recently approached the county Board of Commissioners to urge for the return of animal control officers.

The proposal would also fund improvements at the county animal shelter.

Voters will consider the proposal on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot.