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Charles County, Maryland

Animal Matters Hearing Board

Minutes
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

ANIMAL MATTERS HEARING BOARD

FOR CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

MINUTES OF MEETNG

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Animal Control Board for Charles County, Maryland, was convened by the Chairman at 6:30 p.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, Charles County Government Building, with the following Board members in attendance.

 

Andrew Parker, Chairman

Amanda Foreman, Vice Chair

Sean Brown

William Van Blarcum

Kristin Lake

Maria Padgett

Edward Tucker, Chief, Animal Control Services

Melody Miles Haynes, County Attorney

Maria Team, Clerk

Melody Weschler

 

 

A quorum was declared based upon the presence of a majority of the appointed Board Members.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 

The minutes of the Animal Matters Hearing Board for January 5, 2016 were approved and adopted. 

 

            File No. 15-28– The case of  Sabrina Glover against Vincent Winter was called. The complainant was not present at the hearing and she made no request for a continuance. The owner, Mr. Vincent did appear for the hearing.

The Animal Matters Hearing Board dismissed the case.

 

File No. 15 30 – The case of Ernest Buckman against Wayne Matthews was called. The complainant Diane Matthews was present at the hearing and took ownership of the three dogs, and neither Mr. Buckman nor Ms. Matthews were represented by counsel. Testimony was heard from Mr. Buckman  and Diane Matthews.  Mr. Buckman told the Board that the three dogs owned by Ms. Matthews bark continuously from 2:00 a.m. to evening, most days.

Based on the testimony heard, the Vice Chair made a motion to find Ms. Matthews in violation finding that her dogs barking excessively. She was ordered to abate the nuisance with no monetary fines imposed. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

File No. 15-31- The case of Joseph McCall against Mary Pace was called. All parties were present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. Testimony was heard from Mr. McCall and Mr. and Mrs. Pace, and from George Rigsby and Shannon Krotendafer (witnesses for the owners). Mr. McCall advised the Board that the two dogs owned by Mr. and Mrs. Pace bark continuously all day and night and provided a CD with the two dogs barking for the Board to review.

Based on the testimony heard, the Vice Chair made a motion to find Mr. and Mrs. Pace in violation of Section 230.12.6 and ordered them to abate the nuisance of their dogs barking all day and night, effective immediately.  No monetary fines were imposed.  A second was made and the vote passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the hearing at 8:00 p.m.