If the discussions at the table were any indication at last week’s monthly meeting, the Union Board of Aldermen appear ready to take stronger, more decisive action to get owners to keep their property clean.
The City of Union appears to be closer to having a dangerous dog ordinance on the books.
The item first appeared on the Aldermen’s agenda in June and after some revisions by City Attorney Doug Smith, Mayor Wayne Welch asked the five board members to review the new document and possibly come to a decision,
There wasn’t a whole lot of business conducted at last week’s June meeting of the Union Board of Aldermen.
It was primarily a discussion of several issues.
The Aldermen considered a dangerous dog ordinance prepared by City Attorney Doug Smith. The proposal labels dogs as dangerous if they attack, bite, or injure people.
In a relatively short, routine meeting, the Union Board of Aldermen covered just a few items in the February meeting last Tuesday.
They appointed Dr. Nicole Harrison to a five-year appointment to the Union Special Municipal School District.
She was elected on a 4-1 vote over a second nominee, Ralph Freeman.
The Union Board of Aldermen voted last week to move the Police station from its next-to-city-hall location.
At their January Board meeting the aldermen gave Police Chief Billy Pat Walker the go-ahead to begin renovating the office building at the old Tri-C location about 500 yards south on Bank Street.
Union Aldermen entertained a sweeping emergency call proposal from Brian Taylor, Newton County’s Management Director for 911 at their December meeting last week.
Taylor said the County’s proposal would take over all fire, police and ambulance calls that Union’s police dispatchers currently field.
The Union Board of Aldermen will, in all likelihood, put their stamp of approval on a 2019 fiscal budget that projects revenues of $1.304 million in revenues and $1.346 million in expenditures.
The slight shortfall will be made up in carry over surpluses from previous years.
In a short, uneventful August meeting last week, the Union Board of Aldermen wasted very little time in disposing of a brief agenda of routine items.
They held a brief discussion with City Clerk Cheryl Chaney about the possibility of planning for a 1-mill tax raise in September, but took no action.