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F Manning - their demands for more work for blacks. Dog law...
their demands for more work for blacks. Dog law passed after some debate By STEVE TUOSLEY Telegraph Staff Writer The South Hoxan.i Village Board argued, debated, and used parlhnentary maneuvers to pass a dog ordinance over the objections of two trustees at its regular moetins; Thursday night. The new ordinance establishes an animal control employe and a ?4-a-clay kennel fee for dogs handled by the village. Trustee Ma:; Daniels started arguments after t h e ordinance wns read when trustees attempted to set the price per head for the dog ralcher. Daniels thought the fee should be $5 a dog because, "theoretically, the man (the dog catchei) will work his way out of a job." Trustee Eldon Elam opposed the $5 fee because, "I don't want to give 'the man too much incentive." Elam Area bridge stalled by sided with dogownei's throughout the debate because he feels that dogs need to hn allowed "to run." Daniels moved that the $5 lee be adopted, but no one seconded, and the motion died. Lame duck trustee Willie Evans then moved that a S<! fee be adopted. The vote was 2-to-2 and Mayor Lawrence Cunningham, who says he gets "chewed out for the dog situation by citizens," broke the vote in favor of the $4 fee. Then Evans moved that the tntire ordinance be adopted. Evans. McDonough and Daniels voted yes and Elan' voted no. but Elam brought up the parlirnentary rule that ordinances must be passed hy at least four elected officials on the board — two-thirds majority. After Attorney Francis Manning and Daniels checked the books of Illinois statutes to see if Elam was' right, Cunningham voted "Yes'' and the ordinance pnssed. Daniels hinted that he would have vjied against the ordinance had he realized the two-thirds rule was in effect, to defeat the bill on a technicality because he differed on a few specifics.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 12 Mar 1971, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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