County Board Talks Shooting, Shelter

The Bond County Board had a full audience at their meeting Tuesday. The controversial topic of discussion was a request for a special use permit to allow Jordan Williford to sell and repair firearms out of his home in Section Three of Old Ripley Township. Several in attendance shared concerns over possible shooting activity in the area. The board instructed Zoning Administrator Ed Doll to take the Zoning Board of Appeals’ recommendation back to that board and have them add verbiage prohibiting the shooting of guns bought, sold, or repaired on the premises.

Greenville City Manager Dave Willey met with the board to discuss the dog pound, funded by both the county and city. Repairs are needed to the facility and the group consensus was that repairing the existing pound would nearly equal the cost of constructing a new one. Before bids can be accepted for that project, an architect must officially draw up plans. Willey estimated the architect fees to be approximately $5,000. The board indicated they would be in favor of splitting that fee with the City of Greenville.

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