DERWENT VALLEY COUNCIL
Alteration to Animal Control Fees
15 July 2016
The Derwent Valley Council will be amending the due date for payment of dog registration fees, together with permitting one additional domestic dog to be registered at a 50% discounted fee for eligible pensioners.
Mayor Martyn Evans indicated that the Councillors had decided to make the change recognising the impost of a relatively short time period to pay the registration costs.
"The General Manager has confirmed with me today that the necessary administrative arrangements can be put in place effective from Monday 18 July. What this means is that the date for registrations at a reduced price has been extended until 31 August 2016," said Mayor Evans.
"The reduced price each year as an incentive for early registration. It supports our desire as a Council to ensure we have accurate up to date contact details, so that in the event a pet is found it can be readily returned."
Mayor Evans also indicated that Councillors had agreed to allow the discount for pensioners domestic pets to be extended to two dogs, rather than one. While there are relatively few people seeking to claim the discount in thie circumstance, Councillors considered it appropriate to make the change formal as it aligned with past practices."
For some 40 eligible pensioners who have already paid fees for their two domestic dogs, Council Officers will be arranging a reimbursement to occur in the coming month indicated General Manager Greg Winton.
Authorised for general media distribution by Greg Winton, General Manager, Derwent Valley Council on 15 July 2016