TUSCUMBIA — Colbert County commissioners will once again address a request from Colbert Animal Control to increase the amount of money the county pays toward the mortgage on the animal shelter.
The commission meets at 5 p.m. today in the commission meeting room on the first floor of the Colbert County Courthouse.
It will be the second time the issue has come before the commission.
The request failed after the commission voted 3-3 this past summer.
Animal Control Director Tommy Morson is seeking a funding increase from the county and the governments of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia.
Each of the four entities pays $500 per month ($6,000 yearly) toward the building’s annual $24,792 mortgage.
The governments’ appropriations come up short by $792 a year, an amount Morson has been forced to pay from the shelter’s operating budget.
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