Bainbridge facing varmint troubles one trap at a time
BAINBRIDGE -- Bainbridge Town Council members Richard Cope, Naomi Barker and Bonnie Osborn were told about the number of wild animals trapped in less than 12 days in live traps by Sewer and Water Superintendent Jim Nelson.
Two possums, two skunks and three raccoons were caught in live traps and released in a relocation area. Two cats were also captured but were released near where they were caught.
"We didn't want to take someone's pet so we didn't move the cats," said Nelson. "The other animals were taken out and released in a designated area outside the town."
Once the Humane Shelter reopens, cats will be taken there. The town has four traps available for anyone who needs them.
The town council is also considering a spay/neuter ordinance. The town attorney was asked to bring a few copies of other ordinances to the next council meeting for review.
The town council is also considering making some adjustments to the Off-Road Vehicle ordinance that would clarify the number of persons allowed on particular vehicles and some other changes. This will be discussed at the next council meeting.
Ordinance 2008-3 establishing salaries and wages for the year 2009 was passed by council members.
This document states that council member salaries will be $2,280 per year. Utility board members will receive $2,040 per year and the town marshal salary will be $36,100.
The Clerk Treasurer will receive $6,600 per year. Deputy Marshal wages will be $12 per hour with the total number of hours not to exceed 800 hours. The Deputy Clerk-Treasurer will receive $11 per hour with a cap of 800 hours and the town employee wage will be $10 an hour with a cap of 640 hours per year.
The Bainbridge Town Council meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bainbridge Community Center at 7 p.m.