Alton Animal Control duties may be farmed out to a private entity. The city’s is asking for RFP’s – Requests for Proposals – to see what the private sector could offer the city as far as handling Animal Control duties.
Mayor Brant Walker says right now the department is funded through August 1st, but wanted to look at options to continue to provide services after that.
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The Animal Control line item in the budget was eliminated with the passage of the new budget at the June 24th Alton City Council meeting. Walker has said previously that if the money becomes available, the line item could be restored.