Lonzo Carroll, of Stone Street in Leitchfield, appeared before the city council to voice his concern about four or five dogs running wild on Stone Street and his inability to get the city to take action on the matter.
Carroll said he had a vet bill from when a dog running free in the neighborhood attacked his dog and he was unable to get the owner to pay the bill. He also said he was walking down the road and a Doberman Pincher jumped up on him.
“My dog is afraid to go out on the porch of my house because of these dogs,” said Carroll. “I have called several times and been down here and even gone to the police department and asked an officer to go with me to this woman’s house.”
Leitchfield Mayor William H. Thomason said the problem is that when they send someone out there the dogs are no where around and the city can not get property owners to allow them to set up traps to catch the animals.
“But as far as the payment of the vet bill that is a civil matter and you will have to take that to the county attorney,” said Thomason. “If you will le3t us set up a trap on your property for these dogs we might be able to take care of the situation.”
Carroll agreed to let the city set traps on his property to catch the dogs.
In other business:
•The city heard the first reading of a resolution regarding Industrial Revenue Bond bonds for the Plastikon expansion.
•The mayor appointed the council members to the various city committees or 2011 and 2012.
•Robert Crawford was reappointed to the utilities commission
•The council heard a budget summary of the monies spent and received for the 2011 fiscal year. City Clerk Erin Embry said the numbers were right on track with the projected loss for this year.
•It was agreed letters would be sent to the owners of the property on Seth Drive and Johnson street that were burned in a fire requesting the owner clean up the property.