The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved a travel request made by animal control director Tom Miller.
Miller has been offered a $500 travel allocation by the ASPCA to attend the Animal Care Expo May 20-23 in Florida. The grant will cover the cost of the conference registration and hotel room.
Miller said he would pay out-of-pocket any additional expenses, and plans to take his personal vehicle to the four-day event and not ask for mileage reimbursement.
He said the conference features several presentations on shelter construction and renovations, relevant matters as the county board is in the midst of debating whether to upgrade or rebuild the current animal-control facility.
Commissioner’s approved the trip and agreed Miller would still receive his salary for the week despite not being on duty in his Centreville office.