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Animal Matters Hearing Board

Minutes
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ANIMAL MATTERS HEARING BOARD

FOR CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND

MINUTES OF MEETING - CASES

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 

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 Chairman

Sean Brown, Sheriff’s Office

Kristin Lake

Amanda Hill Gibson

William Van Blarcum

Melody Miles Haynes, Associate County Attorney

Edward Tucker, Chief

Maria Team, Clerk

 

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 October 7, 2014, were approved and adopted.

 

            Citation No. 6423 – issued to Eric L. Dubosa for the alleged violation of Section 230.12.6.C of the Charles County Animal Regulations for his two dogs “Sade” and “Selena”. Mr. Dubosa was present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. He admitted to being in violation of Section 230.12.6.C.

            The Vice-Chairman made a motion to find Mr. Dubosa in violation and fine him a total of $300.00 and suspend the full amount on the condition that he obey all laws for 18 months. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously. The Board also allowed Mr. Dubosa to reclaim his two dogs from Tri-County Animal Shelter the following day on the condition that he pay reclaim and boarding fees in the amount of $100.00.

 

            Citation No. 6422 – issued to Connie A. House, 9316 Rollingwood Drive, Pomfret, Maryland 20675 for the alleged violation of Section 230.12.5 for her dog “Molly”. Ms. House was present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. Ms. House admitted to being in violation. Officer Thomas and Ms. House addressed the Board. The Board also heard from Susan Richardson.

 

 

 

The Vice-Chairman made a motion to find Ms. House in violation of Section 230.12.5 for her dog “Molly”and fine her a total of $100.00 and comply with the requirements of Section 230.5.E. 1, 2, 3, 5 (a) and (b) and 8 of the Charles County Animal Regulations. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously. The Board allowed Ms. House until the close of business on November 18, 2014 to satisfy the balance of $100.00.

 

File No. 14-16 – The case of Judy Greenway against Holly Sowell was called. Both parties were present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. Testimony was heard from Ms. Greenway, Ms. Sowell and John Carroll.

Based on the testimony heard, the Vice-Chairman made a motion to find Ms. Sowell in violation of Section 12.4.A.1 and Section 12.4.3 of the Charles County Animal Regulations for her two dogs “Diesel” and “Lexi” and that she obey all laws for 18 months. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously.  The Board did not find Ms. Sowell in violation of Section 12.4.A.6, Section 12.5.A.1, Section 12.5.A.3 and Section 12.5.C of the Charles County Animal Regulations. No fines were imposed.

 

File No. 14-18 – The case of Andrea Ronaldi against Mike and Deb McManus was called. All parties were present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. Testimony was heard from Ms. Ronaldi and Mr. and Mrs. McManus. Entered into evidence were seven photos marked Complainant Ex. 1. Also entered into evidence was one photo marked Owner Ex. A.

Based on the testimony and evidence presented, the Vice-Chairman made a motion to find Mr. and Mrs. McManus in violation of Section 12.5.A.1 and not in violation of Section 12.5.C of the Charles County Animal Regulations and that they comply with the requirements of Section 230.5.E 1, 3, 5 (a) and (b) and 8 of the Charles County Animal Regulations and obey all laws for 18 months. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously.

 

            File No. 14-19 – The case of Carl Scholl against Mr. Lyles was called. Both parties were present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. This case was continued until November 18, 2014 at the request of the complainant, Mr. Scholl in order to have Officer Gustafson appear as a witness for him.

           

 

           

 

           

                       

 

 

 

There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the hearing at 8:30 p.m.            .