via The Toledo Blade (and a special thank you to JC Reindl, who has stayed with this case and kept the public informed about this municipal shelter's activities):
County Commissioner Ben Konop said he just learned of the surplus this week. In a statement, he criticized County Administrator Peter Ujvagi and his two board colleagues for their past statements indicating that money was too tight to make improvements at the pound.
Mr. Konop also made a formal request that Dog Warden Julie Lyle "develop and implement a comprehensive plan to utilize the swelling reserve fund."
"This swelling surplus in conjunction with the continuing rate of euthanasia is an unconscionable misuse of taxpayer revenue, and a prime example of how county government is broken," Mr. Konop said.