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File #: Ord 21-64    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 200.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Animals - Impounding and Boarding Fees.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Budget, Ward - all
Amending Chapter 200.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Animals - Impounding and Boarding Fees.


WHEREAS, in support of Mayor Carter’s 2022 budget, the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) seeks to increase permit, and certificate of compliance fees, as detailed in Chapter 200.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code (SPLC), by 1.5%; and

WHEREAS, fees for elevators, dumbwaiters, moving stairways, and other similar devices are being increased in order to support a cost recovery of approximately 85% of the actual cost of performing services; and

WHEREAS, the fee increases proposed more accurately reflect the cost of providing permits and related services; and

WHEREAS, DSI continues to experience substantial growth in personnel costs such as health care and wages; and

WHEREAS, General Fund pressures create the need to decrease the gap between licensing fee revenue and program expenses. Now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

Section 200.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 200.07. - Fees for impounding and boarding.

(a) Any animal captured and impounded under the provisions of this chapter shall be released only on the payment of an impound fee, plus an additional board charge for each day or fraction of a day during which the animal is impounded. If the impounded animal is a dog and said dog is unlicensed, in addition to the impounding and boarding fee, the dog shall not be released without the payment of the prescribed license fee, as well as an administrative penalty of fifty-one dollars ($51.00) fifty-two dollars ($52.00). The designated fees under this chapter shall be established by ordinance as provided in section 310.09(b) of the Legislative Code.

(b) The owner of a dog which is found running at large a second time within a one-year period shall be subjec...

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