PESHTIGO —  The Peshtigo City Council Tuesday increased impound fees for dogs to $50. Alderman Archer Leupp said that recent changes in Wisconsin law made the Peshtigo Veterinary Clinic impound location unable to care for impounded dogs. Leupp said that the new law requires an appropriate space for dogs to be exercised which Peshtigo Veterinary does not currently have. The city approved Menominee Animal Shelter as the new impound location. 

“The increase in fees to $50 per dog reflects the added costs of the local dog catcher to impound a dog at the Menominee Animal Shelter,” said Tammy Kasel, the city clerk-treasurer. Alderman Michael Behnke confirmed that cats will still be impounded at Peshtigo Vet for a fee of $25. This is in addition to whatever the shelter or vet clinic fees that may apply. 

The city also approved several spending bills. One was for $5,535 to replace an engine in a 2015 Ford Explorer for the police department. Other mechanical items approved include a one-ton truck chassis for $31,358, a one-ton dump box for $12,874 and $5,655 for a Bobcat snow blower to assist with snow removal. 

Other items of interest: 

¦ The city council agreed to extend an offer to purchase a plot of land that they had been leasing for a number of years. “There is an adult swing, a child’s swing and a few other things there,” said Parks and Recreation Director Dave Zahn. The plot is located at the corner of Oconto and North Wood streets. 

¦ City council approved Zahn and Public Works Director George Cowell to advertise for summer/seasonal help. They also created a new position of Wastewater Collection System operator.