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File #: 14-0954    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/2/2014 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/22/2014 Final action: 7/22/2014
Title: Community Development Agency (CDA) and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board consider adoption of an amended Board of Supervisors Policy G-3, Dead Animal Disposal, which upon adoption will terminate the Memorandum of Understanding between CDA and HHSA, regarding dead animal disposal on County roads, with HHSA now referring all dead animal calls on County roads to CDA for removal. FUNDING: Contract Revenues, Fines, Permits, Fees for Service, Health Realignment, General Fund and Road Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - BOS Policy G3 Dead Animal Disposal - Redline Draft 7-22-14, 2. B - BOS Policy G3 Dead Animal Disposal - Clean Draft 7-22-14
Related files: 18-1177
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Community Development Agency (CDA) and Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board consider adoption of an amended Board of Supervisors Policy G-3, Dead Animal Disposal, which upon adoption will terminate the Memorandum of Understanding between CDA and HHSA, regarding dead animal disposal on County roads, with HHSA now referring all dead animal calls on County roads to CDA for removal.

FUNDING: Contract Revenues, Fines, Permits, Fees for Service, Health Realignment, General Fund and Road Fund.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with this item. Sufficient appropriations are included in the Community Development Agency’s FY 2014-15 Recommended Budget, and will be included in future budgets for the cost of removal of dead animals on County roads and roadsides.

Background
In accordance with existing policy, the Department of Transportation is responsible for picking up dead animals on County roads. Currently, the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Public Health Division, Animal Services provides pickup of dead animals on County roads and roadsides on behalf of the Community Development Agency (CDA) under Board of Supervisors Policy G-3, Dead Animal Disposal, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies.

Animal Services’ ability to provide timely and efficient services is affected by a variety of factors including increased workload and reduced staffing levels. Between FY 2009/10 and FY 2012/13 the number of dead animal pickups by Animal Services increased approximately 19%, while the number of Animal Control Officers (ACO) was reduced by 1.0 FTE in FY 2010/11. The ACOs prioritize calls for service and are not always able to respond to a dead animal on County roads or roadside pickup requests timely if a dangerous animal, animal at large, bite related incident or other time sensitive call is received. On occasion, dead animal pickups require two ACOs to resp...

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