The Yuma County Board of Supervisors voted Monday (4) to finish providing funds to the Rabies Control Fund for the remainder of the year. The funds will be used to temporarily fund the office for an Animal Control Officer for 20-hours a week. It is hoped there will be enough funds in the budget for 2014 to permanently fund the department, but is a temporary funding move now.
The board also on Monday (4) approved resolutions for amendments to the housing board’s programs and policies. This is done each year to become recertified.
The board also discussed what items are of top importance to discuss at the upcoming National Association of Counties Conference later this month in Washington DC. The board said the ability to find funding to improve the two border crossings at San Luis is a primary focus.
In line with that, the Arizona border counties of Yuma, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise will meet with officials and representatives on Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.