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Board appoints animal control officer — finally

NEWFANE—After months of fruitless searching for a new animal control officer, the town selected Williamsville resident Michael Young from a field of not one but two interested parties.

At the Aug. 12 Selectboard meeting, board member Marion Dowling read correspondence from Young, who expressed his interest in the position.

Young wrote that he moved to the area last year and wants to volunteer in the community. He said he has experience with people, businesses, animals, and wildlife.

Board Chair Todd Lawley noted Margo Mayor was also interested in the job. Lawley said Mayor told him she will contact Young and work out an arrangement to cover Young’s duties while he is unavailable, or assist him when he needs it.

Board officials expressed relief at this development.

“Thank you. Thank you so much,” Dowling said, after reading Young’s letter.

“We’ve had a lot of dog issues lately,” Lawley added.

The Selectboard, minus the absent Carol Hatcher, voted unanimously to appoint Young.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #320 (Wednesday, August 26, 2015). This story appeared on page D3.

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