The decision came after debate over how much the city was paying for the animal control service. Council member Charles Lowry, during a work session July 30, raised questions about the fees Emerson was paying. He said the fee amounts were based on a city’s population, as the contract used the words “per capita.”
However, City Manager Kevin McBurnett said the issue was one of semantics and even with a lower population Emerson would be paying the same fee amount.
Also approved was the institution of a court fee to pay for administrative costs. The meeting also saw the first reading of a plat for the Village at Waterside Phase 3B.
The Emerson City Council’s next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at city hall.