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					Agenda Item #: VC-1138284756999-A                                                                             Page 1 of 2


April 6, 2006                                       AGENDA ITEM                                  73  metI
[ ] Ordinance                      [ ] Resolution        [ ] Budget Resolution            [ X ] Other
Department: Public Protection                File Number: VC-1138284756999-A
Division: Animal Services
Subject: Purchase of Mobile Spay and Neuter clinic
Account Number(s): 2000 Thomas Series 4000 Bus fully equiped for animal spay and
neuter. Current mileage is 12,000 120-510-0100-6410 for $50,000.00
Total Item Budget: $50,000.00
Staff Contact(s): Becky Wilson Phone: 248-1790 ext. 3522
Summary/Highlights:
The Volusia County Council has expressed its desire to explore alternative solutions to
the increasing animal population, the resulting number of animals euthanized and
abandoned, and the rising costs associated with housing animals through contracts.
At the January 2006 Animal Control Board meeting, a letter from the Greater Daytona
Dog Fancier's Association was received and read. The letter stated that their board and
members voted to donate $50,000 toward the purchase of a mobile spay neuter clinic.
This letter served as a commitment from the Association for that action.
The mobile spay neuter clinic is a bus formerly operated by the ARNI foundation. ARNI
has given Volusia County first option for the acquistion of the bus for its continued use
as a mobile spay neuter clinic. A total of $100,000 has been set by ARNI for the bus.
The Animal Control Board accepted the letter and voted to recommend that the County
Recommended Motion:
To accept the $50,000 from Daytona Dog Fancier's Association, approve the acquistion
of the mobile spay neuter clinic from the ARNI foundation, approve the program
described above, and approve the budget resolution FY2005-06_______ attached




              Jim Willits                                                             Marcy Zimmerman
       Proxy for Terry Moore
                                             OMB                     Legal
      Director Public Protection                                                    County Manager's Office
                                                                                       No Signature Present




           Becky Wilson
             Director
          Animal Services
                                                                                    Approved Agenda Item
                                                                                            For:
                                         Approved as to          Approved as to         April 6, 2006
                                       Budget Requirements      Form and Legality
 Council Action:                                Modification:

 []   Approved as Recommended
 []   Approved With Modifications
 []   Disapproved
 []   Continued Date:




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Agenda Item #: VC-1138284756999-A                                                           Page 2 of 2


 Summary/Highlights Continued:
 Council approve the purchase of the mobile clinic. The Animal Control Board
 recommends that Volusia County accept the offer of the $50,000 donation, and match
 the donation by using funds currently budgeted for the rebate program.
 The Animal Control Board recommends that the County Council terminate the current
 rebate program in order to free up funds for this purpose.
 Further, the Animal Control Board recommends that the County Council give approval
 for animal control to use license fees to help support the operating budget of a mobile
 spay neuter clinic.
 As envisioned the mobile spay/neuter program would operate with one veterinarian and
 two veterinarian technicians,($145,000 either employees or by contract- to be
 determined) operating costs of $90,000 for a total cost of $235,000. An appropriate fee
 schedule would be developed prior to the implementation of the program which would be
 brought back to County Council for approval. Based on the experience of the ARNI
 program we expect to perform 20-25 surgeries per day or a total of 5000-7500 surgeries
 per year.(based on 50 weeks of operation)
 The mobile clinic would be used for spay and neuter of animals in the unincorporated
 area of Volusia County and participating municipalities.
 It is anticipated that this program would begin to reduce the number of
 unwanted/abandoned animals picked up by animal control officers and impounded at
 animal shelters. If approved the program would start October 1, 2006.
 In order to implement this program, the County Council may consider the following:
 1. Accept the $50,000 donation from the Daytona Dog Fancier's Association

 2. Suspend/discontinue the existing rebate program as of 30 April 2006 which makes
 $38,000 available for the acquistion of the mobile clinic.

 3. Authorize the acquistion of the unit with the funds described above for a total cost
 not to exceed $100,000 with the balance ($12,000) coming from the operating budget of
 Animal Control.

 4. Approve the Mobile Spay and Neuter Clinic for operation beginning October 1, 2006
 with an annual operating cost of $235,000. Funding for this project will come from
 $68,000 currently budgeted for spay neuter rebate program, $42,000 from animal
 licensing fees, and an additional appropriation of $125,000 in the FY 2006-2007
 operating budget in the county-wide municipal services district (MSD) fund. Use of MSD
 funds may be offset by municipalities desiring to purchase time for the mobile clinic in
 their respective jurisdiction.




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                                       RESOLUTION NO. 2006-

RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
FISCAL YEAR 2005-06 BUDGET, CHANGING THE ESTIMATED TOTAL REVENUES, SURPLUS
AND EXPENDITURES AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
          _________                                                    ____

      WHEREAS, changes in anticipated revenues and expenditures of the County of Volusia
necessitates a revision of the appropriations for Fiscal Year 2005-06.

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the County Council of the County of Volusia, Florida,
in open meeting duly assembled in the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, DeLand, Florida, this 6th
day of April, A.D. 2006, as follows:

      SECTION I: Revising the following funds as specified herein:

                                 ACCOUNTS TO BE ADJUSTED

Account Number                    Name                                                 Amount

                                 120 – Municipal Service District

REVENUES:
120-000-0000-8580                 Donations                                               $    50,000
                                  Total Revenues                                          $    50,000



EXPENDITURES:
120-510-0100-4970                 Incentive Program                                       $ (38,000)
120-510-0100-3320                 Commissions, Fees, and Costs                              (12,000)
120-510-0100-6420                 Automotive Equipment – Mobile Spay/Neuter Bus             100,000
                                  Total Expenses                                          $ 50,000


    SECTION II. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
DONE, ORDERED, AND ADOPTED IN OPEN MEETING.

                                               COUNTY COUNCIL
                                               VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA

                                               BY:
                                                     Frank T. Bruno, Jr.
                                                     County Chair
ATTEST:



JAMES T. DINNEEN
County Manager