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April 12--  In the aftermath of an animal cruelty case which brought widespread attention to Montgomery County, the Board of Commissioners is hosting a public meeting to see if citizens want dog control services in the unincorporated parts of the county and if they are willing to pay for it.

Commission Chairman Leland Adams issued the following notice regarding the meeting.

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners is hosting a public listening session regarding the County’s need to provide dog control services in the unincorporated areas of Montgomery County, Georgia. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:30PM. The location of the meeting will be the Montgomery County Adult Literacy Center, 251 South Richardson St., Mount Vernon, Georgia.

The County’s authority to provide dog control services in the unincorporated areas of the County is stated in O.C.G.A. § 4-8-22.

The Board of Commissioners invites citizens of Montgomery County to attend and participate in the listening session. In addition, citizens are welcome to voice their concerns if a property tax increase on the unincorporated areas is needed to fund the service.

The Board of Commissioners welcomes the public’s comments and suggestions.

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