City Manager and (I) Chief of Police request Council approval to enter into a contract with Gimme Love to take over animal control and shelter services for the City of Coalinga.
During a recent council meeting, Councilmen Adkisson requested the City look into closing the City's animal shelter.
Staff made contact with Gimme Love, a non-profit organization that currently operates a Cat Haven in Warthan Canyon. Gimme Love and the City have come to an agreement and with the Council's approval of the 3 year contract, Gimme Love would take over animal control services for the City of Coalinga and would run the City's animal shelter located at 150 W. Elm Avenue.
The cost to the City would be approximately $44,100.00 for the first year and approximately 34,100.00 each year after. In addition to the fee the City agrees to lease the current animal shelter to Gimme Love for a $1.00 a year and allow Gimme Love to purchase the animal control van and its contents for $1.00.
Gimme Love would not be required to retain any of the shelter staff. The current ACO would remain with the city as an employee and would attend the basic police academy in August. Upon completion of the police academy in February 2020, the employee would be reclassified and would become the police department's 17th police officer which would fulfill the councils Measure J commitment.
The Council can deny the contract and the City can continue to operate the animal shelter and staff an ACO position at and Fiscal impact of $115,594.00 to the general fund.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The fiscal impact to the general fund would be approximately $44,100.00 for the first year and approximately $34,100.00 each year after that.
Savings to the general fund for year 1 is approximately $71,494.00 and years 2 and 3 would be approximately $81,494.00.