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By Carl Smith
Oktibbeha County Supervisors are expected to set a date for its next public hearing on a potential countywide vicious dog ordinance tomorrow during its second regular meeting of the month.
Supervisors unveiled their first draft of the potential ordinance â€“ which defined vicious dogs, set vaccination requirements and delegated its enforcement to the sheriffâ€™s department â€“ in a mid-September hearing. During that meeting, the board was asked to consider a countywide leash law, but supervisors said it was not ready to tackle that type of legislation at the time.
Supervisors will also hear a budget presentation from Jack Wallace, Oktibbeha County Economic Development Agencyâ€™s board president.
Wallace said OCEDA is required to have its annual budget approved by supervisors, and expects the board to do so tomorrow. Most of OCEDAâ€™s revenue comes from the leases it collects from its multi-tenant building in the Thad Cochran Research Park.
â€śItâ€™s a barebones budget phased for our office overhead. Most of the funds will be used for upgrading the research building,â€ť Wallace said. â€śWeâ€™re also sponsoring $10,000 to be used for marketing to retirees.
The board is also scheduled to hear from library spokesperson Phillip Griffin after he was unable to attend a previous meeting. Library spokesperson Ginny Holtcamp said his presentation would be postponed due to a scheduling conflict. County Administrator Don Posey said Griffin was to speak to the board and thank them for funding.