During this afternoon's meeting of the Howard County Commissioners' Court, Terry Chamness, Howard County Emergency Management Coordinator, lead the discussion on adopting a 3-year Rabies Vaccination Program.
He advised the court that rabies vaccinations are good for 3 years, however, Howard County mandates a yearly vaccination. Chamness advised the Commissioners that he had gotten input from multiple veterinarians in the area and all except 1 was fully on-board with adopting a 3-year rabies vaccination program as opposed to the current 1-year program. After the discussion, the Commissioners approved the the 3-year program.
The second public hearing on administrative fees for facilities placed on, under, or above Howard County system roadways was held today, however, none of the public addressed the court on the matter.
Brian Klinksiek, Howard County Road and Bridge Engineer, advised that this would be a fee for a company that runs anything under the road, over the road, or along the road. He noted that by setting specifications on how close structures can be to the road, the county can ensure that there is a clear zone area that is beneficial to drivers by having recovery room to avoid motor vehicle accidents.
Photo #1 - Terry Chamness, Howard County Emergency Management Coordinator, leads the discussion on adopting a 3-year Rabies Vaccination Program.
Photo #2 - Sandy Taylor, Howard County Extension Agent for A&M AgriLife Extension, recaps Summer Program activities withe the Howard County Commissioners.