Council anticipates spike in animal control costs
by PI Staff
Jan 03, 2009 | 417 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Stanislaus County notified the Patterson City Council in October that animal control costs would likely skyrocket.

The council will review the matter Tuesday and might decide to end its contract with the county. Now, the county provides the services for $25,000 each year. Under a newly proposed agreement, those costs would likely jump to $88,686.

City staff provided the council with several options, including one that would have the city assume all animal control duties. However, staff recommends that the city continue its partnership with the county and help build a new animal shelter.

In other council matters …
  • The council will review the one-day business license fee. City policy is to charge a fee to anyone who wants to set up a temporary booth during special events, even if the person already owns a local business and paid for a license.

  • The council will consider modifying the intersection of M Street and Ward Avenue. The intersection is home to three schools, and two more are close by. When schools are getting in or out, there can be long waits at the traffic light. In 2008, the council had the lights adjusted, hoping to remedy the problem.
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