Reports of two people getting bitten by dogs in the downtown area are the latest animal complaints reported to the Gillsville City Council.
At the city council meeting last week, Mayor Larry Poole asked the council to re-consider implementing the Hall County Animal Control ordinance due to dog problems in the city.
Council member Roy Turpin said: “I think we need to re-visit it. The city is eventually going to get sued over that dog biting somebody.”
Turpin said he had been told that two people had been bitten at a downtown business.
Council member Todd Dale pointed out some of the issues the council had when Hall County’s ordinance was considered the first time.
Dale said, “We need to look at the ordinance again before we vote on it.”
Poole said he would get each council member a copy of the Hall County ordinance for review and a decision would be made at a later date.
In other business last week, the city council set the millage rate at 0 mills for city residents. The gross millage rate for 2011-12 is 3.91 mills on each $1,000 of taxable property and is reduced to 0 mills due to a rollback. The rollback is made possible due to the receipt of sales tax proceeds.
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