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Franklin County will hold line on dog fees

December 05, 1996

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County will sell next year's dog licenses at 1996 prices, even though the state legislature recently doubled some fees, said county Treasurer Steven C. Minnich.

Until Gov. Tom Ridge signs the measure into law, Minnich said he'll charge the current rate.

"I think we'll get swamped," he said. "This is gonna put us under the next couple days."

Minnich complained that treasurer's offices statewide were not told which fee to charge.

If Ridge signs the bill, fees will be hiked immediately.

The higher fees are supposed to help ease a statewide shortage of dog wardens.

The proposed fee increases:

  • The cost to license a spayed or neutered dog - $3.50 to $6.

  • The cost to license a dog not spayed or neutered - $5 to $8.

  • The cost for senior citizens to license a dog not spayed or neutered - $2.75 to $6.

  • The cost for senior citizens to license a spayed or neutered dog - $1.75 to $4.

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