You have to figure that when public officials are discussing public topics in the back room, they are up to no good.
It seems to me that animal control and garbage are the biggest issues in town, and the ones that the public wants handled by the town. Does anyone besides them want to get rid of dog control? Does anyone besides them want to get rid of Wally? – other than finding him a home.
So why is this their new initiative? I have no problem with Putnam Humane Society, but it is not nearby, and responses to problems will be much slower. This is a service that many residents want to have provided by the town.
Why, if the town was considering this brilliant scheme (don’t they all seem like brilliant schemes?), weren’t they brave enough to talk to the public about it? Why slink behind closed doors and hide what they are doing?
from NYS law- does this mean anything?
§ 326. Erection and discontinuance of pounds. Whenever the electors of
any town shall determine at a biennial town election to erect one or
more pounds therein, and whenever a pound shall now be erected in any
town, the same shall be kept under the care and direction of a
pound-master, to be appointed for that purpose. The electors of any town
may, at a biennial town election, discontinue any pounds therein.