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Animal Matters Hearing Board
Overview
The Animal Matters Hearing Board (AMHB) will hear and decide administrative appeals pertaining to the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter 7 of the Calvert County Code; and the only advisory board to make recommendations for the amendment to the chapter.

A person aggrieved by the decision of the AMHB could petition the Circuit Court to review that decision.

Composition
The Animal Matters Hearing Board shall consist of at least five (5) and not more than seven (7) members.
    One shall be with an affiliation with an animal welfare rescue group;
    One shall be with a professional animal organization such as a hunt club, American Kennel Club, or K-9 search and rescue;
    One Deputy Sheriff, selected by the Sheriff;
    One shall be a Veterinarian, or Veterinarian Technician (with three or more years of experience);
    Up to three (3) members shall be citizens (without affiliation of an animal welfare rescue group)

Members
Dr. Nancy E. Ball, Veterinarian
Mr. Charles A. Bucy, Citizen
Ms. Laurel M. Matthews, Citizen
Ms. Karen Myers, Animal Welfare Rescue Group Affiliation
Mr. Thomas S. Phelps, Deputy
Ms. Denise R. Pinder, Citizen
Ms. Helen A. Prince, Professional Animal Organization Affiliation 

Open Meetings
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday, monthly, at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 315 Stafford Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  The meeting scheduled for December 12, 2018 has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Animal Matters Hearing Board complies with the Open Meetings Act by publishing monthly meetings:
Agendas and Minutes

Annual Report
The Animal Matters Hearing Board publishes an annual report in compliance with Ordinance 40-16.

Contact
Frances Rose, Executive Administrative Aide, Animal Shelter




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