The Pelham town board is holding a public hearing during tonight’s meeting on a proposed law that would allow the town to administer dog licenses for the Village of Pelham.
The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. , located on 34 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY.
The law, if passed, will enable the town to enter into a partnership with the New Rochelle Humane Society to pick up and hold any stray dogs that are found in the village.
The Pelham village board voted to transfer dog licensing to the town after the state announced last year that it was transferring the responsibility to municipalities.
Costs associated with dog licensing will be paid by Pelham village taxpayers. Pelham town Supervisor Peter DiPaola said the expenses will be a little bit higher for village taxpayers due to additional administrative duties that will be given to the town clerk.
Pelham town officials had approached the Village of Pelham Manor about the possibility of sharing dog licensing duties. DiPaola said those talks fell through for a number of reason, including complications with having Pelham Manor police enter into the Village of Pelham to handle animal complaint calls.