Buffalo Council Approves ACO Agreement 3-1

Buffalo City Council
Buffalo City Council

Buffalo's City Council approved on a 3-1 vote the agreement between the City and County for the City's Animal Control Officer (ACO) to provide services to the County.

According to Mayor Randy Dyess, the agreement says the City will receive $50 per call that the ACO goes out on, and he will be available only during his regular hours. He will also only have jurisdiction within a five-mile radius of the city.

Dyess suggested at the meeting Tuesday that the city review the agreement in April of 2012, six months into the agreement, to see if changes may be required to the agreement or whether to throw it out altogether. Buffalo Police Chief Mike Chapman will keep the Council updated on how the agreement is working in the meantime.

Councilman Bruce Hepp was the lone dissenting vote, and he explains why he voted against the agreement.

Dyess told Hepp after the vote the agreement can be thrown out at any time should it become a burden to the City.

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