According to the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Valley Humane Society (where we picked up our sweet boy Buddy), is looking to move but they are running into some serious opposition from the Burnsville City Council. The Burnsville City Council, led by Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, doesn’t believe a non-profit should get the zoning change required for the important group to move into new digs.
From the article:
Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Council Member Mary Sherry said Tuesday that the city needed to protect its limited industrial areas. Kautz also expressed concern that the humane society would not contribute to tax rolls because it is a nonprofit.
“I always look at both our revenue and our expenses,” Kautz said. “We’re already built out, and we need to make sure that we have a good balance in our land use.”
In other words, she is taking heat for her stupid and pointless Heart of the City project and the money pit that the Burnsville Performing Arts Center has become and believes that by taking on lonely children desperate for puppies and kittens is the best way to balance out her poor business decisions of the past.
Dan Gustafson, making up for his previous lap-dog behavior in siding with Kautz on her ridiculous issues, bites back (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist) with the revelation that in 2005 a “doggie day care” facility was approved in the same industrial park where the Humane Society is looking to go. He is quoted as saying that he doesn’t approve of the issues with this group not being on the tax rolls. Interestingly enough, Kautz was more than happy to approve that business back in 2005 (Word DOC, I couldn’t find the PDF version) but to be fair, it was a for-profit business.
Personally I think that the Humane Society should parade all the animals housed in the current facility in Mayor Kautz’s favorite Burnsville park and have them bark, shit and piss all over her little baby and let her know their displeasure. After that, Kautz should have a couple of dogs piss on her leg to make up for her pissing in every child’s Cheerios by dashing their dreams by forcing a great organization the stress of more work in finding a place that can provide the community what the Minnesota Valley Humane Society feels it deserves.
What do you think about the issue? Do you think that the Burnsville City Council is in the right by denying the MVHS the right to purchase a building in an industrial park where an animal related business already operates? What do you think about their feelings that their tax dollars would be lowered because they aren’t bringing in for-profit company?
Whatever you feel, go ahead and comment on and tell Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Councilmember Mary Sherry what you think of their opinions on the matter.