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File #: 20-217    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract Status: Filed
File created: 5/18/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/11/2020 Final action: 6/11/2020
Title: Discussion of 1st Amendment to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Intergovernmental Agreement
Sponsors: Police Department
Indexes: Police Initiatives
Attachments: 1. Town of Paradise Valley First Amendment MCCAC final, 2. Contract # _ CON-18-032-POL - Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, 3. 061120 MCCAC 1st Amendment
TO: Mayor Bien-Willner and Town Council Members

FROM: Jill Keimach, Town Manager
Peter Wingert, Chief of Police

DATE: June 11, 2020

DEPARTMENT: Police Department

Staff Contact Chief Peter Wingert

Discussion of 1st Amendment to Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Intergovernmental Agreement

The Town of Paradise Valley has had a long-standing relationship with Maricopa County to provide animal care and control services for Paradise Valley. In June 2018, the Town signed a three-year agreement with Maricopa County to provide care and control services for dogs and cats. Maricopa County provides services including bite investigations, bite follow up, housing of strays and returning strays to rightful owners.

The 1st Amendment to the IGA details several changes, including defining MCCAC as the enforcement agent, removing sheltering activities, adding Lost and Found services and extending response times on lower priority calls.

Sheltering activities are paid for through license fees. Paradise Valley residents license their animals through MCCAC and are therefore paying for shelter activity through their license fees.

Priority three and four response times are being extended to 48 and 72 hours respectively.

A priority three call for service includes an animal confined by a resident or a resident who calls to discuss a dog issue and has an owner's information. Eight priority three calls occurred during FY 20.

A priority four response includes leash law violations or area checks for dogs at large. Five priority four calls occurred during FY 21.

These call types are infrequent in Paradise Valley because the residents call PVPD and a police officer responds.

Maricopa County has requested the administrative changes to the IGA to bring all their customers onto the same language prior to the renewal of the IGA in FY 22. The IGA expires at the end of June 2021.


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