ARTICLE III – ADMINISTRATION

              3-3-1              DUTIES AND POWERS.

              (A)               The Administrator shall perform all duties prescribed by the Act, the Code, this Chapter, any rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the Act or this Chapter and any other law of the State.

              (B)               The Administrator shall administer the Animal Control Program.

              (C)               The Administrator may appoint as many Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens to aid him as authorized by the Board.  Such appointments shall be approved by a majority of the County Board.

              (D)               The Administrator, Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens may issue and serve citations and orders for violations of this Chapter, the Act and the Humane Care for Animals Act.

              (E)               The Administrator shall, through sterilization, humane education, rabies inoculation, stray control, impoundment, quarantine, and any other means deemed necessary, control and prevent the spread of rabies and to exercise dog and cat overpopulation control.

              (F)               The Administrator, Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens may use tranquilizer guns and other non-lethal weapons and equipment to enforce the Act or this Chapter.

              (G)               The Administrator, Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens may carry firearms with written approval of the Sheriff and the Chairman of the County Board; provided, however such firearms may only be carried for the purpose of enforcing this Chapter and the Act.  Any person carrying a firearm pursuant to this Section must have completed the training course for peace officers prescribed in the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act.  The cost of this training shall be paid by the County.

              (H)               The Administrator shall investigate and substantiate all claims made under Section 19 of this Act.

              (I)                The Administrator, Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens shall aid in the enforcement of the Humane Care for Animals Act and have the ability to impound animals and apply for security posting for violation of the Humane Care for Animals Act.

              (J)                The Administrator shall report to the Board as requested by the Board.

              3-3-2              COMPENSATION.  The compensation for the Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens shall be fixed by the Board pursuant to the annual budget of the County.

              3-3-3              POLICE COOPERATION.  The Sheriff, Sheriff’s deputies and municipal police officers shall cooperate with the Administrator and his representatives in carrying out the provisions of the Act and this Chapter.

              3-3-4              ANIMAL CONTROL FUND.

              (A)               The Treasurer shall establish an Animal Control Fund.

              (B)               All fines and fees collected pursuant to the Act and this Chapter shall be deposited in the Animal Control Fund.

              (C)               All fines and fees deposited in the Animal Control Fund shall be used for the following purposes:

                            (1)      paying for the costs of the Animal Control Program; and

                            (2)      paying claims for loss of livestock or poultry as set forth in Section 19 of the Act; and

                            (3)      paying the cost of stray dog control and impoundment; and

                            (4)      paying the cost of education on animal control and rabies; and

                            (5)      paying other costs incurred in carrying out the provisions of the Act and this Chapter.

              (D)               Any fines and fees deposited into the Animal Control Fund shall, pursuant to intergovernmental agreement, be applied so as to offset a portion of the annual contributions of all governmental entities participating, pursuant to intergovernmental agreement, in the Union County Animal Control Program.