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.

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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...

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