Animal Shelter In Everett, Washington May Start 2023 With $200,000.00 Grant

January 3, 2023

Everett Government

Mayor Cassie Franklin and the Everett City Council.

The Everett City Council will have their first meeting of the New Year Wednesday night.

In addition to the fairly mundane things on their agenda like authorizing water main and drain pipe replacements is the acceptance of a $200,000.00 grant for the Everett Animal Shelter from the estate of Richard and Jean Minch of Woodinville.

Here’s what the cover sheet on the agenda item has to say:

Fiscal summary statement:
This donation to fund 151 is a cumulative reserve fund that benefits the animals.
Project summary statement:
Longtime Woodinville residents Richard and Jean Minch were unable to have children, so their dogs were their children. During their 55‐year marriage they loved and cared for six dogs: Trojan, Huckleberry (who showed up at their doorstep), Yankee, Doodle, Dandy, and Freckles. Donating to animal rescue organizations was a passion of theirs while they were alive. Their legacy of giving will live on with their generous gifts to multiple animal organizations throughout the Puget Sound.

The Fund for Animals (Fund 151) is a cumulative reserve fund that benefits the animals. This generous donation to the Fund for Animals will help pay for veterinary care and other services to directly help animals at the Everett Animal Shelter. Pursuant to EMC 2.105.020(B), Council may accept gifts by motion.

Recommendation (exact action requested of Council):
Approve the Mayor’s acceptance of a $200,000 donation from the estate of Richard and Jean Minch for the fund for the animals.

We’re guessing it’s going to be a unanimous vote.

Note: Another interesting item taking place will be the election of a City Council President / Mayor Pro Tempore and Vice President for the year 2023.

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