At its May 13 meeting, the Cedar Bluff Town Council reminded dog owners that they must give their pets a rabies vaccination and that said animals must be leashed or housed in an appropriate pen.
In addition, residents must purchase an annual $5 dog tag that expires on Sept. 30 of each year.
City Manager Rickey Steele noted that the town already has several work orders underway to remove specific animals that were deemed as nuisances.
Steele also reported that the town is nearing completion of a comprehensive water mapping system. He pointed out that the project should help bring the town’s ISO rating down.
In other business, Mayor Bob Davis announced that the Cedar Bluff Utility Board and the Town of Leesburg had reached an agreement to share the cost of seasonal mosquito spraying. Davis said that the project would be in place shortly.
The council approved a motion to re-appoint Jerry Webb as volunteer fire department chief, as well as a motion to annex the Hibbert property into the town.
Sergeant/Inspector J.P. Curry read the monthly police report, which included seven arrests for unlawful possession of prohibited beverage; two for drug possession; one for domestic violence; one for public intoxication, and five unspecified.
The department also issued six traffic citations for speeding, one for D.U.I. and one for no child restraint.
There were two traffic accidents and four theft reports, while the department listed one SKS assault rifle as recovered property.
Curry also announced that the department had received six child safety seats as part of a state and federal government grant, and asked that all parents remember to secure their children while driving.
Before adjourning, the council and utility board agreed to split the cost of an advertisement in the updated Chamber of Commerce county map