Things got a little fowl in the recent Madill City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. A few minor changes that took up a lengthy amount of time resulted in the amending of the Animal Ordinance.
A definition change regarding chickens, and to all fowl. However emus and ostriches were removed from that definition and placed into their own designation.
In addition, the council voted on amending a section of the Animal Ordinance regarding roosters that are bred or trained on properties within the city.
City Manager James Fullingim stated that the city sales tax revenues for the month of November was down 48.88 percent and that the expenses were also down 45.76 percent. Sales tax within the city generated $251,970.56 and the Use Tax collected was $25,891.32 for the previous month.
City Police Chief Donald Yow thanked council for allowing him to work for the city for the past twenty-eight years, mostly in the Police Department. Yow will be stepping down later this month to fulfill his newly elected office of the next Marshall County Sheriff.
Fullingim also noted that city crews have been working on storm drains, from the maintenance building to Bird Street. However, the department has been working very thin in regard to the number of employees, for various unstated reasons.