Management practices with the Animal Control Department forced Iroquois County members into an executive session today (Tues). The issue, and discussions about a solar energy ordinance and the bidding process for the County Farm operations, extended the 9 am meeting well past the noon hour.
(The meeting was still in session just before 1 pm)
Alleged irregularities in Animal Control has stirred comments and a look-see investigation of how matters are handled in the animal control procedures.
Board member Larry Hasbargen raised the issue during public comment at the meeting, electing to take the matter into closed session. Board member and Tax Committee Chairman Marvin Stichnoth had suggested the Board take formal action in giving Animal Control Administrator Youseff a vote of confidence, after Stichnoth said he took a first-hand look at the operations at Yoseff’s business site in Watseka.
Hasbargen, last month, had raised questions after hearing of allegations of dogs not being treated correctly.