still open on park board
Milan resident raises concerns over dog incidents
Beth Rumsey, Staff Writer
At the regular meeting of the Milan Town Council held Monday,
July 13 Milan resident Joe Deaton expressed his concern over incidents
with a dog. According to Deaton, a pit bull mix dog has attacked
two children and one adult during the past several months.
Deaton said one incident occurred during the winter and involved
his young daughter while sledding. Other incidents include a laborer
mowing a neighbors yard and a child riding a bike, according
Only the incident with the child on the bike was reported to the
Milan Town Marshal, according to council president Paul Hildebrand.
The incident was immediately investigated with the dog owner receiving
a copy of the towns vicious animal ordinance and a time
limit in which to comply.
Deaton has concerns regarding the safety of those children returning
to school in August. Hildebrand assured him that the police department
will continue to monitor the situation.
Council member Robert Branigan submitted the town marshals
report in the absence of Marshal Gary Skaggs. It was a busy
month, he said. There were 52 traffic stops with 5 traffic
citations. The department investigated three burglaries, five
thefts, and three crashes with property damage. The reserve deputies
put in 128.5 hours for the month.
Park board president Angel Beck reported that there is still an
open position on the board. The park board is currently working
on the park master plan to be available early next year, according
In other business:
Town manager John Ingram reported that the repairs to the
sidewalks on Catharine and Ellsworth streets have begun.
The motion to waive the fee for the use of the shelter
at the park by the Methodist churches in Ripley County was unanimously
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
held on Monday, August 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Milan