2017-09-13 / Front Page

Animal services director named

By Roy F. Chalker Jr.

Burke County Commissioners approved the appointment of a new Animal Services Director at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

With nineteen years of experience in animal services, Peter Williams is currently employed in Maryland with the Montgomery County Animal Services Department.

He and his wife are moving south to be closer to their daughter who is attending col- lege in Tennessee. According to County Administrator Merv Waldrop, Montgomery has agreed to accept the position at a salary of $61,441.33.

The appointment is the first step in the county's effort to establish and animal control program in the county.

For several years commissioners have been under pressure from animal rescue organizations to provide a shelter and a comprehensive program here.

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