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County initiative targets animal nuisances in towns

Service includes capture, impounding of strays

PRINCETON —Bureau County municipalities now have the option to contract with the Bureau County Animal Control Office to help regulate animal nuisances.

The Bureau County Board on Tuesday approved an agreement that will allow cities, towns and villages the option to enter into for help taking care of stray dogs or animals running at large within corporate limits.

For a quarterly fee of $250, the county will pick up animals and provide needed services while they are in custody at the shelter to the best of their ability, according to the agreement.

The Bureau County Board has been administrating an animal control program since 1974, but is now “ready, willing and able” to contract with municipalities to provide the services, the agreement states.

The Bureau County Animal Control will charge the following for services: $200 for pickup per dog; $200 for pickup and impounding; $16 for boarding per dog, per day; $200 for pickup, investigation, impounding and $125 for euthanasia.

Sealcoat bids approved

Also on Tuesday, the county board approved the low bids for sealcoat projects around the county this year. The lowest bidder was Pavement Maintenance Services. The townships received the following monies through Township Motor Fuel Tax Funds for these projects:

Berlin $43,921; Bureau $77,527.44; Clarion $15,526.54; Fairfield $32,620.68; Gold $92,275.74; Greenville $11,922.84; La­Moille $90,638.69; Macon $83,610.46; Manlius $43,923.76; Milo $77,070.15; Neponset $15,170.10; Ohio $90,347.99; Selby $8,353.80; Walnut $50,929.20; Westfield $60,889.32; and Wyanet $19,979.95.

The board also approved Pavement Maintenance Services as the lowest bidder for sealcoat projects for county-owned roadways. The county plans to use $172,308.68 of county highway funds for sealcoating.

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