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Section A: General News


St. Hedwig addresses animal control issues, costs


St. Hedwig addresses animal control issues, costs
St. Hedwig city Councilman Susann Baker (from left), City Secretary Barbara Pawelek, and Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki review information about animal control during the May 2 St. Hedwig City Council meeting.


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ST. HEDWIG -- The city council here has decided against implementing animal-control services after discussing the pros and cons during the May 2 regular council meeting.

Discussing the matter were St. Hedwig City Council members Francisco Arevalo, David Rakowitz, Susann Baker, Walter Wyrwich, and Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki.

Council discussion utilized information from the city of San Antonio’s website regarding animal-control services, which include answering calls concerning suspected abuse or cruelty to animals, animal bites, barking dogs, nuisance cats, and other animals that present a problem to the community, injured animals, and livestock issues.

According to Baker, putting such services into effect would be a huge financial issue for St. Hedwig. In order for the city to pick up stray animals, it would need a facility to house the animals and staff to care for them, and the issues would snowball, Baker said.

Arevalo agreed and said that it would be too hard in a rural area to keep up with the situation.

Currently, the city of St. Hedwig has limited coverage through an arrangement with Bexar County, which includes the collection of rabid animals at around $60 per head.

Also during the meeting, Padalecki was reappointed to serve as mayor pro tem for a two-year term. He has been presiding over council meetings in this capacity since the resignation in November 2012 of former Mayor Mary Jo Dylla.

In other business, former Councilman Justin Jones was appointed to fill an empty seat on the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission.


In attendance: Mayor Pro Tem Dwayne Padalecki; council members Francisco Arevalo, David Rakowitz, Susann Baker, and Walter Wyrwich; City Secretary Barbara Pawelek; former Councilman Justin Jones
 

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Holding them accountable  
St. Hedwig  
May 15, 2013 4:40pm
 
My concern is the 25K they want to spend on a bridge to nowhere. That's a lot of money for something that makes no sense and hasn't been openly discussed! I have other ways to deal with the animals if need be.

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
May 15, 2013 4:37pm
 
This is the best we can do? Typical nonsense. Either we're dodging the dogs and cats like an obstacle course, seeing their carcasses on the roads, or getting harassed by the animals when their owners can't keep them on their ... More ›

 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
May 15, 2013 4:19pm
 
Hopefully you will see something about it on an upcoming agenda! Something about if it is under a certain dollar amount it doesn't have to go out for bid, but I would think they still need to vote on it....Supposedly they are ... More ›

 
Holding them accountable  
St. Hedwig  
May 14, 2013 7:30pm
 
Interesting that they cannot pay for the loose dogs to be picked up or put up road signs but they can consider a concrete "bridge" on the walking path of the city park that would be over 9 foot tall and cost them ... More ›

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