04-0695R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT WITH ST. LOUIS COUNTY TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY FOR AN ANIMAL SHELTER FOR $500.

BY COUNCILOR LITTLE:

     RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to enter into an agreement substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. __________ with St. Louis County for the purchase of property for the animal shelter in the amount of $500; payable from Fund 0100, Agency 200, Organization 1610, Object 5510.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this resolution is to authorize an agreement allowing the city to acquire approximately 29 acres of vacant property lying to the east of Rice Lake Road between Arrowhead Road and the old Barnes Ames Elementary School from St. Louis County for construction of a new animal shelter.


This location was chosen, in part, to facilitate the city’s role in animal control for the surrounding communities as well as the city. The county has packaged the land needed for the animal shelter with an adjacent parcel occupied by an old cemetery which is not anticipated to create additional problems.