The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

October 20, 2012

Council to consider code amendment

PALESTINE — The Palestine City Council on Monday is expected to consider amending a section of its Code of Ordinance regarding vaccination of pets within the city during its regular meeting.

The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 504 N. Queen St.

According to the agenda, city staff is recommending the amendment of Section 14-46 “Vaccinations Required” to state that owners be responsible for ensuring every dog, cat or ferret three months or older be vaccinated against rabies; and that dogs, cats or ferrets under three months of age may be kept in the city without rabies vaccination provided they are held in isolation.

Also on Monday, the council is expected to hear the annual Delinquent Tax Report, presented by Robert Myers of McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen; and will hear a report on city attorney fees.

Some of the other items on Monday's agenda include:

• OPEN bids for Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5 percent — bleach.

• CONSIDER an ordinance approving a budget amendment for fiscal year 2012-13.

• CONSIDER a Resolution approving a finance contract with Government Capital Corporation for the purpose of procuring various essential equipment.

• HEAR an update on attendance, upcoming activities and future development at the Texas State Railroad.

• IN CLOSED SESSION, will discuss lease negotiations for property located at 200 Vista Ridge; and discuss Project Pico.

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