Progress being made on new animal control building

By Gary Scott on July 2, 2016 at 8:57am

A committee formed to explore how to best use money dedicated to either a new animal control center in Morgan County or the updating of the existing one is planning to send out requests for proposal.

That’s according to committee chair and county commissioner Ginny Fanning, who says the committee has an outline plan in place.

The City of Jacksonville has granted the county land south of the current animal control building on Oak Street for the new center, although Fanning says the group has also looked at possibly doing something with the Canine Camp northeast of the city.

The county is working with a 385-thousand-dollar bequest for the project.

Fanning says the main concern for the committee is to make sure the new building has an HVAC system to maintain good air quality.