Bentonville Council votes against animal services contract

Officials to hold meeting Friday to decide next steps

Posted: January 10, 2018 at 1:10 a.m.

Macario Cadena (left) and Juan Perez with Verzani Construction of Bella Vista lay rebar for footings Tuesday while working on the expansion at the Centerton Animal Shelter.
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Macario Cadena (left) and Juan Perez with Verzani Construction of Bella Vista lay rebar for footings Tuesday while working on the expansion at the Centerton Animal Shelter.

Animal advocates barked their concerns about an animal services contract with Centerton then the City Council took them up on their offer to help improve it at Tuesday's meeting.

Council action

Bentonville’s City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• A $127,757 agreement with Ozark Regional Transit Service fo service in Bentonville this year.

• Appointing Tim Robinson to the Public Art Advisory Committee.

• Paying Downtown Bentonville $30,000 for various services.

• Agreements with various sports organizations to provide umpires and officials for baseball, softball and soccer.

• Agreements with four individuals or organizations to teach fitness classes in the Parks and Recreation Department.

• Buying new patrol uniforms for the Police Department.

Source: Staff report

The kennels at the Centerton Animal Shelter. The shelter has 18 kennels, but is in the process of expanding to 60 with additional dog runs outside, Ma...

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