This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Tompkins County SPCA, on Hanshaw Road, is facing resistance from municipalities unhappy with the proposed increase in dog control rates. From what I heard at the Dryden Town Board, it seems quite plausible that they've been taking a loss on this for years, and that it has to stop. I haven't seen details of their finances or their proposed contracts, though. This sidebar from the Journal feels compelling, but it's only a few data points, provided by the SPCA:
The per capita costs of animal control in the region:
Tompkins County: $1.76
I also forgot to note something in yesterday's Journal, from former Republican County Legislative candidate W. David Restey calling for a vote on having a county executive.
Update: And apparently I got so caught up in what I'd missed from the Friday Journal that I missed something new in the Saturday Journal, a letter from Town Board candidate Stanley Marcus on continuing efforts to fend off invasive insect species.
Posted by simon at October 6, 2007 10:49 AM in
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