Animal shelter could be on horizon

Published 11:26 pm Monday, July 22, 2013

At its Monday night meeting, the Pike County Commission voiced interest in joining with the City of Troy to create a countywide animal shelter.

The commission voted to allow Robin Sullivan to represent the county on a committee comprised of representatives from all local governments. The proposed shelter efforts will likely be focused at a location on Henderson Highway where the Pike Animal Shelter Coalition has already established an area for a shelter to include both cats and dogs, said Commission Chair Homer Wright.

Also at the meeting, Sullivan proposed the commission make a one-time appropriation to help the efforts of the Miracle League Playground project. The commission voted to donate $25,000 to the playground.

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In road department news, the commission approved the hire of a part-time engineer’s assistant and approved the Alabama Transportation and Rehabilitation Improvement Project agreements to resurface County Road 2238 and County Road 7708. The commission also voted to extend the turning lane at Goshen Elementary School with out-of-pocket expenses to be paid for by Pike County Schools.

The next scheduled meeting for the Pike County Commission is Aug. 12.