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Handbook for Alabama County Commissioners

obligations, and property of the county housing authority to the regional authority. Ala. Code §§ 24-1-100 through 24-1-117.

Other statutes authorize counties to assist and cooperate with housing authorities in a number of various ways. Ala. Code §§ 24-1-132 through 24-1-134 and 24-2-4.

  • 10. AMBULANCE SERVICE Any county may establish, maintain, and operate an

ambulance service within the county. County commissions also may make rules and regulations for the control and management of

the service. Ala. Code §

11-87-1. County commissions may

appropriate funds to pay for the ambulance service or to contract

with another for the service. Ala. Code §§ 11-87-2 and 11-87-3.

The county also may charge a fee for the service. Ala. Code §

87-4.

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  • 11. DOG POUNDS

It is the duty of each county to provide a suitable county pound for animals. Once an animal is impounded, the owner, if known, must be notified. Ala. Code § 3-7A-7. All animals that have been impounded for lack of rabies inoculation that are not redeemed may be humanely destroyed and disposed. The county may collect for inoculation and boarding and also may sell any unredeemed animals. Ala. Code § 3-7A-8.

State law dictates that all animal shelters must require anyone acquiring a cat or dog from the pound to pay for the animal's sterilization before placement. Failure to comply with these provisions is punishable as a misdemeanor. Ala. Code § 3-9-

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Section 11-87-1

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Section 11-87-1

Creation, establishment, etc., authorized; promulgation of rules and regulations; joint operation.

The governing body of any county or the governing body of any municipality within such county is hereby authorized to create and establish, maintain and operate ambulance service within the county, or within the municipality, to promote the health, welfare, and safety of the residents of the county and municipality and of citizens and others traveling within such county and may make all needful

rules and regulations for the control and management of such service.

The governing body of the county and the governing body of any municipality within the county may unite in the establishment of such ambulance service, if deemed expedient, making such service common for the use of the county and of the municipality, and may make rules and regulations for the control and management thereof, and shall jointly have the same powers and authority herein conferred upon each.

The governing body of any municipality may also unite with the governing body of any other municipality within such county, or together with the governing body of the county, in the establishment of such ambulance service, if deemed expedient, making such service common for the use of the several governments, and may make rules and regulations for the control and management thereof, and shall jointly have the same powers and authority herein conferred upon each.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §1.)

Section 11-87-2

Section 11-87-2

Appropriations.

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The governing body of any county or the governing body of any municipality may appropriate public funds to aid in or to pay for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of such ambulance service.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §2.)

Section 11-87-3

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Section 11-87-3

Contracts for services.

The governing body of any county or the governing body of any municipality may enter into contracts to provide such ambulance service and may appropriate and pay public funds for such service provided under such contracts.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §3.)

Section 11-87-4

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Section 11-87-4

Fees.

The governing body of any county and the governing body of any municipality

may fix and establish

fees for such ambulance service; provided, that fees and charges for such service shall be limited to an amount necessary to fund the expenses of operating and maintaining such service, which shall not be

operated for profit.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §4.)

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Section 11-87-5

Section 11-87-5

Chapter cumulative.

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The provisions of this chapter are cumulative and in addition to any authority heretofore granted or authorized to any county or any municipality or municipalities for the establishment, maintenance, or operation of ambulance service.

(Acts 1975, No. 878, p. 1736, §5.)