Butler County talks pythons, juvenile services options

During the public comments segment of Tuesday’s meeting, Community Development Director David Alfaro brought two problematic situations to the commissioners’ attention. First, he mentioned that Industrial Plastics Solutions (IPS) of El Dorado has possibly been infringing upon the implications of their 2009 conditional use permit (CUP). The second situation Alfaro brought to the commissioners’ attention was an El Dorado man raising pythons, the largest of which is 12 to 14 feet long. The resident is selling them out of state and raising 3,000 rats and mice to feed the pythons and sell, too. Alfaro said the man wants to do what’s right by city and county regulations, if possible. The state has been made aware of the situation. In the other items of business part of the meeting, County Administrator Will Johnson informed the commissioners that Butler County Juvenile Services Director Chuck McGuire will retire this fall – possibly at the end of November.

“Really, there’s two options for that department. One, we continue down the same path and recruit and hire a director with temp agencies philadelphia and keep operating the same way. Or, we look at consolidating it with JJA [Juvenile Justice Administration] and combining those two departments, similar to what the State of Kansas has done with those functions.

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