October 6, 2007

SPCA faces resistance

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:

  • Binghamton: $3.46

  • Elmira: $5.85

  • Horseheads: $5.95

  • 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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