Reynolds balks at animal shelter raise

Commission asking for sheriff’s pay increase

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday asking its legislative delegation to pass a local bill to give the county the authority to pay the sheriff to operate the animal control shelter and pound with Commissioner Karean Reynolds casting the lone no vote.

Under Alabama law, the county is required to operate an animal shelter. The county has reached an agreement to operate and staff the shelter previously occupied by the city of Brewton on Highway 31 near Nordmeyer Automotive.

In the resolution, it states Sheriff Heath Jackson has agreed to be responsible for managing th...