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Johnson City's City Commission budgets $1.5 million to build new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter

June 21st, 2013 11:57 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

Johnson City's City Commission budgets $1.5 million to build new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter

Site for the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter off North Roan Street.

The City Commission on Thursday unanimously voted to add $1.5 million to its fiscal 2014 budget for the purpose of constructing the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter. 

Vice Mayor Clayton Stout first introduced the idea earlier this month, and Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin took the liberty of inserting a spending chart into the meeting for consideration. The chart included the issuance of debt to get the shelter off the ground, $375,000 to help partially fund Johnson City Schools’ safety needs, as well as a few other additions.

The push came in the 11th hour, and city officials are rewriting the budget ordinance this morning in time to vote on a third and final reading.

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