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  Agenda Item # 13.c.       
City Commission Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 08/05/2019  
Re:    Humane Society Update
Submitted For: Peggy Arraiz

SUBJECT:
Update on the status of negotiations with Second Chance Animal Shelter aka the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
SUMMARY:
Negotiations with Second Change Animal Shelter / Humane Society of St. Lucie County have reached an impasse. Our existing service contract expires on September 30, 2019 and we have been advised in writing to prepare alternate plans for our impounded animals effective October 1, 2019.
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Commission direct the City Attorney to take the legal remedies available to the City through the service contract and/or lease to best protect the interests of the City, its residents and the animals under its care and protection.
ALTERNATIVES:
Direct staff to continue negotiations.
Increase the annual payment as requested.
RESPONSIBLE STAFF:
Margaret M. Arraiz, Code Compliance Manager
COORDINATED WITH:
Nicholas Mimms, City Manager
Peter Sweeney, City Attorney
St. Lucie County Animal Control
Port St Lucie Animal Control

Fiscal Impact
OTHER INFORMATION:
Current contact calls for a monthly installment of $11,083.34. Contract expires on 9/30/2019. 
Attachments
Presentation
FY19 Service Contract
Facility Lease
Draft RFP 2019
HSSLC Website
HSSLC Facebook Page
YTD Financials
HSSLC Letter 6/18/2019
Letter to HSSLC 6/28/2019
HSSLC Leter 7/18/2019 (r

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
City Manager Peggy Arraiz 07/25/2019 12:00 PM
City Manager Nick Mimms 07/31/2019 08:24 AM
Form Started By: Peggy Arraiz Started On: 07/25/2019 11:57 AM
Final Approval Date: 07/31/2019

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