July 7, 2018
In Magistrate Court yesterday, the DOA said that David Williams of K9 Kennels is still required to have a kennel license. He disputed that, telling the Magistrate Judge, “Shane says I don’t have to have one. Shane says he will give me a Special Use Permit.”
On 5/31/18, the DOA issued a “Stop Use” order to David Williams d/b/a Peach State K9.
On January 26, 2018, Williams was cited for not having a business license. On May 7, 2018 Williams still did not have a license. In his attempts to always help the code offender, Sealy allowed Williams another 18 days to get the license (as if 4 months without a license was not time enough.) Williams still failed to obtain the license.
On May 31, 2018 the State issued the inspection report and a stop use order due to solid waste and drainage issues as well as the lack of a county license. (See July 4, 2018 blog post)
DOA came back on June 7, 2018 and documentation shows extremely little had been done to clean up the property. Issues included feces, urine, junk and trash, mosquito larvae, flies, wet straw, and general trash throughout the property. Williams has denied on Facebook posts that there was or is anything wrong on the property.
In Magistrate Court David Williams d/b/a Peach State K9 was fined $300 for not obtaining a business license. He was given until August 3 to clean up the property. There was also a charge of “failure to provide humane care” from Animal Control on the docket, and he was fined $150.
During the Magistrate hearing on 7/6/18, the DOA revoked his State license because Williams had no county license and was not in compliance with county codes. DOA told Williams that he was required have a kennel license, even if he was “only training dogs” and not boarding dogs (which he has denied despite advertising it on his sign and the internet). Williams disputed that, telling the Magistrate Judge, “Shane says I don’t have to have one. Shane says he will give me a Special Use Permit.”
If this is true, than Shane Sealy needs to look at the Jasper County Code of Ordinances and the Land Use Tables. David Williams lives on Ø.63 acres of residential zoned property. Jasper code says that kennels are allowed on AG land and commercial zoned C2 land, and those are the only designations for a “special use” permit for kennels, which require a public hearing. There should be no kennel of any type at this location.
It will be interesting to see if Sealy will allow this business to continue in an area it is not allowed and bypass the State Agriculture kennel rules.
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