The Delaware County Animal Control Board chairman, treasurer and Delco SPCA all differ on the finances of a stray animal as the board looks at January's Chesco SPCA bill, according to the Delaware County Daily Times.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, December 23, 2011
As of Dec. 23, 43 of the 49 Delaware County municipalities have signed a contract with the Animal Control Board. The target date for opening the new facility is July 1.
With 43 Delaware County municipalities on board, plans will now move forward for the proposed animal control facility in Darby Township, with a target opening date of July 1, 2012, according to Animal Protection Board Chairman Tom Judge. The 43 municipalities, including Media and Edgmont, have signed a three-year, $250-per animal contract. At a meeting with municipal leaders in late November, Judge said that without 39 to 41 contracts, plans for the animal control facility would not move forward. The original deadline for issuing a statement of intent to the county was Dec. 16, but only about 30 municipalities had signed by that time. The deadline was extended to Dec. 22. Judge said he understood that given municipal meeting schedules, it …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Media Borough Council approved a three-year agreement to manage stray animals in the borough.
Media Borough Council approved a three-year stray animal control agreement with the new county animal control board at its meeting Thursday. The Delaware County Animal Protection Board has been urging municipalities to sign a three-year, $250-per-animal contract for the proposed animal control facility in Darby Township. Without signed letters of intent from 39 to 41 municipalities, the project would not go forward, Animal Protection Board Chairman Tom Judge said at a recent animal control meeting. The new facility is being constructed for when the Delaware County SPCA becomes a no-kill shelter at the end of the year and will no longer accept stray animals for municipalities. Municipalities will pay $250 per stray for the first two years …
Monday, December 5, 2011
At least 39 to 41 of Delaware County's 49 municipalities must sign the three-year, $250-per-animal contract by Jan. 1 if plans for the new shelter are to move forward.
On Saturday morning, the Delaware County Animal Protection Board met with representatives from about 30 municipalities, urging officials to sign a three-year, $250-per-animal contract for the proposed animal control facility in Darby Township. Without signed letters of intent from 39 to 41 municipalities, the project will not go forward, Animal Protection Board Chairman Tom Judge said. The deadline for municipalities to sign the letter of intent is Dec. 16. Packed into a lecture room at Marple Township's Delaware County Community College campus, more than 50 municipal officials and residents, including representatives from Middletown, Marple, Edgmont and Newtown townships, listened as Judge and Delaware County Councilman Mario Civera …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Media, Middletown and Upper Providence are set to attend Saturday's meeting.
The Animal Control Board has invited Delaware County's 49 municipalities to a second meeting regarding a new animal control contract on Saturday. The municipalities have been slow to respond to the signing of this contract. The Delaware County Daily Times reports that 28 municipalities are set to attend Saturday's meeting, scheduled for 11 a.m. at Delaware County Community College. Media Borough and Middletown and Upper Providence townships are among the current attendees, however, Edgmont is not currently listed, according to the Times. The Delaware County SPCA will stop taking stray animals from municipalities, with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter, on Dec. 31 and the newly formed Animal Control Board has asked the county …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The newly formed Animal Control Board calls on the county's 49 municipalities to sign the new animal control contract.
The newly formed Animal Control Board called on the county's 49 municipalities to sign the new animal control contract. The Delaware County SPCA will stop taking stray animals from municipalities, with the goal of becoming a no-kill shelter, on Dec. 31. Animal Control Board Chairman Thomas Judge Jr. called the municipalities' responses to the contract "woefully disappointing," according to the Delaware County Daily Times. According to the Times, municipalities are being asked to sign a three-year, $250-per-animal contract. The SPCA bills municipalities $116 per stray animal, which does not necessarily cover overhead costs of maintaining the facility. With the SPCA's Dec. 31 animal control deadline approaching and the county's new animal …