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  Action   14.       
County Sheriff  
Meeting Date: 05/04/2021  
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agreement
Submitted By: Curtis Wilkins, County Sheriff
Department: County Sheriff  
Presentation: No A/V Presentation
Recommendation: Approve
Document Signatures: BOS Signature Required
Submitted for Signature:
Mark Napier TITLE
Mandated Function?: Federal or State Mandate
Source of Mandate
or Basis for Support?:
Docket Number (If applicable):

Agenda Item Text:
Approve Cooperative Service Agreement 20-73-04-0228-RA between Cochise County and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Wildlife Services, to assign a Wildlife Specialist to Cochise County for predator and disease control under the Wildlife Damage Management program to be conducted, in the amount of $42,211, effective July, 1 2021 through June 30, 2022.
This agreement is a continuing and annual agreement between Cochise County and the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services. This agreement provides for a Wildlife Specialist to be assigned to Cochise County to manage damage caused by wild and feral animals to livestock, agriculture commodities and public health. The Wildlife Specialist works with the Sheriff's Office Animal Control Officers. The cost of the position and equipment to Cochise County is $42,211. The remainder of the costs related to this position to be borne by USDA. This agreement has been budgeted from the General Fund for the past several years.   
Department's Next Steps (if approved):
Continue with the services as provided to mitigate predators and health issues related to animals within the county. 
Impact of NOT Approving/Alternatives:
County Animal Control Officers are not able to respond to wildlife animal calls and therefore there will be a degradation in response to these calls. 
To BOS Staff: Document Disposition/Follow-Up:
Please sign both agreements and return to the Sheriff's Office.

Budget Information
Information about available funds
Budgeted: Funds Available: Amount Available:
Unbudgeted: Funds NOT Available: Amendment:
Account Code(s) for Available Funds
Fund Transfers
Fiscal Year: 2021/2022
One-time Fixed Costs? ($$$): $42,211
Ongoing Costs? ($$$):
County Match Required? ($$$):
A-87 Overhead Amt? (Co. Cost Allocation $$$):
Source of Funding?: General Fund
Fiscal Impact & Funding Sources (if known):
Cochise County will be expensed quarterly by the US Department of Agriculture for actual costs incurred, not to exceed $42,211. This is paid out of General Fund.
USDA agreement 2021


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