ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Board of Supervisors voted to enter into an agreement that will help offset Healing Horses Ranch’s cost for dealing with animals ordered seized from their owners by Monroe County Justice Court judges.
Owner-operator Philip Lindsey addressed the board at its regular meeting on Dec. 19. Lindsey requested that the board consider reimbursement of “fuel expenses, wear on truck, trailers and other equipment used in the capture and transport of animals ordered to be picked up” by Monroe County.
Healing Horses Ranch is a nonprofit animal rescue organization that has operated in Monroe County since 2004.
Board attorney David Houston was assigned to take Lindsey’s fee proposal and craft it into a working agreement that the board will review at a later date.
In other business the board:
• Accepted the resignation of 5th District Election commissioner Doris Suggs and appointed Dee Allison of Wren to fill the term until a special election can be held in November. The winner of that election will serve the rest of the term though 2016.
• Voted to send in the renewal of its replacement cost insurance policy for all county-owned buildings.