Progress on Animal Control Advisory Committee

Laurens County Council this week advanced the idea of creating a new Advisory Committee to assist Laurens County Animal Control. A previous entity has ceased to exist.

At this week’s council meeting, Council Member Diane Anderson reported out recommendations from a council committee on items for the new Advisory Committee’s bylaws.

Measures approved by council regarding re-establishing the Animal Control Advisory Committee were with 7 to 0 votes. They included a volunteer code of ethics and conflict of interest requirements. Council also approved a requirement that the advisory committee shall comply with the South Carolina Freedom of Information law. This requires proper notice of meetings and sets limits on when and how a public entity can go behind closed doors, in an “executive session,” to discuss certain issues.