City approves humane society contract

The City of North Battleford has approved a new contract with the Humane Society of the Battlefords.

City Manager Randy Patrick told council Monday a meeting was held last week with the Humane Society. The contract is for animal services and runs for potentially a four year period at a cost of $150,000 per year, plus typical building maintenance costs. Under the agreement they would remain in their current facility until their new building is ready.

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Director of Planning and Development Jennifer Niesink also noted there is an exit clause for when the new building is ready, at which point the Humane Society would like to reevaluate the contract.

When asked by Councillor Len Taylor on when a move could happen from the Humane Society’s current location, Patrick responded it would be a minimum of a year. The Humane Society has been looking to move to a location north of the city on Highway 4 North.

The resolution to enter the agreement with the Humane Society was carried unanimously at council.

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