Animal Shelter Project Fast-Tracked

After more than a year of talk, the Haywood County Board of Commissioners appear to be fast-tracking plans to build a new animal services facility.

At Monday’s board meeting, Dale Burris, the county’s facility services manager, outlined a proposed schedule that could see ground broken for the project to be built on 2.67 acres of land at 453 Jones Cove Road by the end of August.

The county paid $233,500 for the land last year after early attempts to build at the entrance to the Haywood County Fairgrounds were unsuccessful because of covenants attached to the original fairgrounds property purchase.

Randy Cunningham of Mountain Design in Waynesville was hired first to do a feasibility study, and then to prepare a schematic design for the project. Those designs, which were presented Monday, … Read More

By Vicki Hyatt, The Mountaineer | Mar 09, 2016


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