Site and plans for new dog pound discussed

Site and plans for new dog pound discussed


The locale of the new pet pound as properly as multiple other aspects of the creating that will property it ended up mentioned Wednesday by Adam Raines, a task supervisor at DS2 Architects, and the Highland County Board of Commissioners.

Fee President Jeff Duncan stated the house they are on the lookout at is one particular the county owns just off North Shore Push on the appropriate going towards the Highland County Airport.

Raines reported that the front part of the creating will have an place of work, an adoption region, a machinery space and an evaluation home. He explained the subsequent section of the building will have 40 kennels that all have doggy doorways main to included outdoors entry rooms. He claimed these outside the house rooms will also have translucent paneling so the puppies will get the feeling of staying outside, but will also be protected by the temperature.

Raines said there will be trench drains on the within and the outside that will dispose of animal waste. He mentioned the heating would be with an in-flooring radiant procedure.

The back again component of the constructing originally experienced a dog area and two place of work rooms. Even so, these two place of work rooms ended up decided to be moved into the front section of the setting up and replaced with the cat area that was originally in the entrance.

Presently, Raines said, the system experienced 12 various parking spots and two handicap parking spots. Commissioner Dave Daniels, in response to a issue from Raines about parking, mentioned he would not mind if there was some overflow parking. He stated he doesn’t anticipate there to be 100 automobiles at the pound at any given time, but that “you hardly ever know.”

Raines inquired about the variety of interior covering that need to be put in the kennel. He mentioned he understood they reviewed metallic or FRP paneling. Daniels explained the material that would be the most routine maintenance-free really should be the ideal option and Duncan stated that metal could induce corrosion difficulties.

Daniels explained the building would be capable to be saved cleaner than prior services in the county and that ideally puppies marking their territory would be cleaned up and not turn out to be corrosive.

Raines explained there could possibly be a stress with the FRP paneling that a canine could sit and scratch at adequate that they could break through and rip parts of it off.

Next remarks about when the bid for the construction will occur, Daniels reported, “I genuinely really don’t treatment who does it as prolonged as we get significant-obligation things and as very long as it’s competitively priced. I mean, once again, we’re changing a couple kennels that are well in excess of 50 to 60 several years previous. It is our hope that we never ever have to do this all over again, so we want things in there that is heading to previous permanently.”

In other information, Daniels reported that persons at Rocky Fork Lake must start out to see a new billing method place in put for month-to-month expenses for sewer use and that expenditures would be sent out month-to-month. Britton said because the sewer was put in, all the things was “basically” place on people’s taxes, but that it would not be a utility like the electric powered or gas business.

Commissioner Terry Britton introduced the new county spending budget for 2022. He claimed the general fund for 2022 would be $12.4 million and that the non-basic cash would total $46,786,707.

Duncan reported that the future conference for the board of commissioners will be an organizational conference at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10. He explained the first standard conference of the new yr would be on Wednesday, Jan 12.

Duncan also reported that the commissioners formally hired Ashleigh Willey as a new clerk in the workplace.

Reach Jacob Clary at 937-402-2570.

Adam Raines, a project supervisor at DS2 Architects, discusses the information of the a canine pound with the Highland County commissioners.

Site and plans for new dog pound discussed

This is a photograph of the preliminary approach for the new puppy pound to be developed on North Shore Drive.

Will have 40 kennels, other new features