In attempt to improve efficiency, the county's Animal Control department will be moved under the administrative control of the Macon County Public Health Department.
"Over the past few months, I have put a lot of thought and deliberation into possible ways for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Macon County's Animal Control," said County Manager Derek Roland. "I feel the employees in this department do an excellent job serving the citizens of Macon County. At the same time however, I am confident that a change in departmental structure will result in a higher level of public service."
With Roland's recommendation, commissioners unanimously voted to move animal control to the health department where it will be overseen by Dr. Jimmy Villiard, a licensed veterinarian and public health employee.