July 26, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 30

Petersburg Humane Association changes terms of lease

The Petersburg City Council passed a resolution to change the terms of a land lease with the Petersburg Humane Association.

The Humane Association leases three acres of City land for the construction, development, operation and maintenance of a community animal shelter and dog park for the term of 55 years and at a rate of $1 per year.

Council member Don Koenigs stated that a 55 year lease was too long and suggested a 30 year term.

“55 years is a standard lease for the City,” Petersburg City Clerk Kathy O'Rear said. “This term will be long enough for them to fundraise to build a new building.”

A resolution was passed to provide an additional 20 years to the lease to the Petersburg Childhood Education Center and assigned control to the Children's Center Board of Directors.

“It is agreed that if the building is erected within the 20 year time period, the City will deed the land to the Children's Center,” Children's Center Director Terri Falter said.

These resolutions were passed unanimously.

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