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File #: 21-0201    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City of Lacey, the City Olympia, the City Of Tumwater, and Thurston County For Joint Animal Services Operations
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Agreement
Title
Approval of a Resolution Authorizing an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City of Lacey, the City Olympia, the City Of Tumwater, and Thurston County For Joint Animal Services Operations

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute on behalf of the City of Olympia an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City Of Lacey, the City Olympia, the City Of Tumwater, and Thurston County For Joint Animal Services Operations.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve of a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute on behalf of the City of Olympia an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the City Of Lacey, the City Olympia, the City Of Tumwater, and Thurston County For Joint Animal Services Operations.

Staff Contact:
Mark Barber, City Attorney, 360.753.8223

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
Established in 1977, Joint Animal Services is funded pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement between Thurston County and the cities of Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater. Animal Services operates an 8,000 sq. ft. facility on a centrally-located site in Olympia and promotes responsible pet ownership for the health and safety of people and animals; enforces animal-related laws; reduces pet overpopulation through education and spay/neuter programs; alleviates animal suffering through proper medical care and humane euthanasia; and provides temporary shelter for strays and owner-released animals and opportunities for the adoption of these animals.

The Intergovernmental Agreement for Joint Animal Services Operations:

* Formalizes a process to provide animal protection and control activities to the jurisdictions.
* Establishes a mechanism for the cost-effective joint operation of animal shelter facilities.
* Establishes a policy-making body known as the Joint Animal Services Commission (JASCOM).

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