Minot city council discusses animal services and other issues


MINOT, ND – Minot City Council addressed a variety of topics regarding business and infrastructure development at the October 4th meeting.

The city’s Renaissance zone received its five-year extension. Board members heard a report on the success of the program so far, and recommendations for further development.

The Souris Basin Planning Council is moving into the second phase of its Business Acceleration Fund, helping local businesses move forward.

They also heard the final report of the Broadway Corridor Study which will help plan the next steps for the pavement.

Towards the end of the meeting, one of the hot topics of the evening was about the town’s animal services. Minot has not renewed a contract for a pound for about thirty years. They decided to create a contract with the Minot veterinary clinic to continue the services it was providing. Then, they go through a request for proposal process to determine the level of services the community wants to see.

“The Minot Vet Clinic already has a strong relationship with some of these animal rescues, and it’s just … The idea that comes to my mind is that we’re trying to fix something that isn’t. broken.” said Tom Ross, city councilor.

“Looking for the best interest of the taxpayer’s money, let’s go out to tender, see what services we can get in return, what people are willing to provide,” said Paul Pitner, city councilor.

The city could end up contracting with an existing group like the Souris Valley Animal Shelter to provide these services in the future.

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