January 13th, 2006 Edition of the Community Press Newspaper
KENNEL RECEIVES LICENCE AND LEGAL COSTS
? A special meeting called on December 15 to deal with the legal matters relating to the ongoing licensing issues of the Young-Roberts kennel, resulted in a decision by council to proceed with an out-of-court settlement. The motion adopted unanimously in a recorded vote stated, "that Council respond to the request from Ms. Young-Roberts' solicitor and agree to their offer of December 12 whereby Linda Young-Roberts will be immediately granted a Kennel Licence for a maximum of 15 adult dogs excluding puppies under the age of 16 weeks, at which time a fee of $35 will be charged and this licence will be renewable on or before March 31, 2007 and annually thereafter[.] Ms. Young-Roberts will be "grandfathered" the same as the other 16 Kennel Licence holders in the municipality. The Township of Madoc will pay to Ms. Young-Roberts the sum of $5,000 and Ms. Young-Roberts will provide a full and final release respecting any further liability with respect to this issue."
A copy of the minutes of the special meeting was given to John Copeland who had spoken against the kennel on a number of occasions. His wife, Suzanne, had written council on January 4 asking for clarification on the matter.
In addition to the $5,000 in legal fees that council agreed to cover for Ms. Young-Roberts, their own legal fees relating to the matter amounted to approximately $2,500.
The Municipal Town Minutes and The Madoc Community Press Newspaper have conflicting stories of what transpired at the October Town Council Meeting.
Community Press article MASTIFFS NOT WELCOME HERE
Madoc October Minutes