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File #: 0301-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 3/13/2017 Final action: 3/16/2017
Title: To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to sell to Police Officer Dorsey for the sum of $1.00, a police canine with the registered name of "Camile", which has no further value to the Division of Police; and to waive provisions of the City Code-Sale of City Owned Personal Property ($1.00).
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Due to age and health issues Canine Camile has declined in her ability to continue as police service dog and should be retired. Canine Camile has served the Division of Police well since 2008. The Division of Police is requesting that "Camile" be sold to his current handler Police Officer William Dorsey, who is willing to provide "Camile" with a home as a pet. Additionally, the Division of Police Legal Bureau has developed a general release document that relinquishes the City of Columbus from any liability as it relates to the post retirement care and control of canine “Camile”, and assigns that liability to Police Officer Dorsey. Upon approval of this recommendation, the legal form with one dollar will be submitted.

FISCAL IMPACT: This ordinance authorizes the sale of a police dog for one dollar to Police Officer Dorsey. Funds have previously been approved for purchase of a replacement dog.

Title

To authorize and direct the Finance and Management Director to sell to Police Officer Dorsey for the sum of $1.00, a police canine with the registered name of "Camile", which has no further value to the Division of Police; and to waive provisions of the City Code-Sale of City Owned Personal Property ($1.00).

Body

WHEREAS, canine "Camile" must be retired from active police service due to age and health issues; and

WHEREAS, no City of Columbus Government Agency except Police and Fire Divisions use canines; and

WHEREAS, this Council finds it to be in the best interest to waive the provisions of City Code Chapter 329 regarding Sale of City-Owned Property; and

WHEREAS, because canine “Camile” has been trained in police tactics, it would be in the City's best interest to provide the dogs good homes during retirement; and

WHEREAS, Police Officer Dorsey, "Camile’s” handler prior to his retirement, is able and willing to provide accommodations for this canine at his personal residence and expense, and

WHEREAS, a general release ...

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