Twin Falls County Commissioners are working on a proposed livestock control ordinance that may help with some of the safety issues involved when livestock get out of their fences and wind up on public roads.  Fines are proposed in the ordinance for livestock owners who persistently do little to keep their livestock from getting out.  A first time violation would could cost violators $50 per day per animal.  The second would cost $100 per day per animal.  A third violation in a two year period would be a misdemeanor.  A meeting this week to discuss the issue made one thing clear,  farmers and ranchers are too busy this time of year to discuss the issue.  So, Twin Falls County Commissioners have extended the public comment period for six months to allow more time to comment.  County officials are working with the farmers and ranchers to construct a plan that would mainly target the persistent violators.

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