Animal Matters Hearing Board
ANIMAL MATTERS HEARING BOARD
FOR CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND
MINUTES OF MEETING - CASES
Tuesday, May 20, 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-Chair
Adam Storch, Associate County Attorney
Edward Tucker, Chief, Animal Control Services
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 May 20, 2014, were approved and adopted.
Citation No. 6332 – issued to Juanita Jones, 4413 Quillen Circle, Waldorf MD 20602, for the alleged violation of Section 230.12.10.A, Section 230.12 and Section 230.9.A of the Charles County Animal Regulations for her dog “Lennox”. This case was recalled from the May 6, 2014 hearing in order to give Ms. Jones an opportunity to bring a recent rabies certificate and a recent animal license. Ms. Jones was present at the hearing and presented the Board with a current rabies certificate and a current animal license for her dog “Lennox” which was entered into evidence as Owner Ex. 1.
Based on the testimony and evidence presented, the Chairman made a motion to find Ms. Jones in violation of all three Sections of the Animal Control Regulations and fine her a total of $200.00 and suspend 140.00 on the condition that she obey all laws for 18 months. A second was made and the vote passed unanimously. The Board allowed Ms. Jones until the close of business on June 3, 2014 to satisfy the balance of $60.00.
File No. 14-05 – The case of Alfonso Nuzzo against Jimmy and Sandra York was called. All parties were present at the hearing and not represented by counsel. Testimony was heard from Mr. Nuzzo, Mr. and Mrs Perkins, Casey Henriken, Ruth Gafford and Officer Kevin Earle (witnesses for Complainant) and Mrs. and Mrs. York and Patricia Levine (witness for Owners). Entered into evidence were four photos marked Owner Ex. 1.
Based on the testimony and evidence presented, the Chairman made a motion to find Mr. and Mrs. York in violation of Section 12.4.A.6 and Section 12.4.A.7 of the Charles County Animal Regulations for their five basset hounds and not fine them on the condition that they obey all laws for 18 months and that Animal Control Services be allowed on their property as needed to check for compliance. A second motion was made and the vote passed unanimously.
There being no further business, the Chairman adjourned the hearing at 9:00 p.m. .