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Notice of Conveyance of Surplus Property

NOTICE OF CONVEYANCE OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY TO THE ANIMAL LEAGUE OF GASTON D/B/A GASTON LOW-COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINIC

WHEREAS,       Gaston County owns but no longer needs four animal cage banks located at the County’s former Animal Care facility in Dallas, North Carolina; and,

WHEREAS,       the Animal League of Gaston, a nonprofit organization that runs the Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic (“the Clinic”), has requested ownership and use of said surplus property from County staff; and,

WHEREAS,       North Carolina Gen. Stat. §160A-279 allows boards of county commissioners to convey personal property to a nonprofit organization at little or no cost so long as the nonprofit promises to use said property for a public purpose; and,

WHEREAS,       the Executive Director of the Clinic has made such a promise to the County in her July 14, 2020 email to the County Attorney; and,

WHEREAS,       the Gaston County Board of Commissioners is committed to maximizing efficiencies and recycling or otherwise conveying surplus property for its continued public use.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Gaston County Board of Commissioners:

That the Gaston County Board of Commissioners hereby conveys at no charge the four animal cage banks identified by the Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement division of the Gaston County Police and located at 220 Leisure Lane, Dallas, NC 28034 to the Animal League of Gaston for use at the League’s Gaston Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic with the understanding and written promise from the Clinic to use the four cage banks for one or more legitimate public purposes, chiefly spaying and neutering animals from throughout Gaston County.

Adopted the 28th day of July, 2020.