BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
RESOLVED, that, subject to the following conditions, the proper city officials are authorized to enter into a 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 100, Agency 200, Organization 1610, Object 5510.
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the above authorization shall not be effective unless and until the city council has approved by resolution an agreement with a qualified third party entity to accept title to the cemetery portion of the above-referenced property and to maintain said cemetery in perpetuity in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and said agreement shall have been executed by all parties thereto.
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.
Because the city is not the appropriate entity to own or operate this cemetery property, the authorization to enter into the agreement with the county is conditioned upon entering into an agreement with a third party for that third party to own and operate the cemetery.