Looks like the zoo wants their cake and to eat it too

Just when you thought I would drop the monkey crapper – monkey business, I get drawn back in. If you watch the November 21, informational meeting you will hear the zoo director talk about the zoo wanting to own the zoo animals. It helps with trading animals for breeding, etc. I’m all for it, but,

1) They should have to purchase the animals from the city &

2) They should have to cover the insurance on them

And, see, #2 is the kicker. The zoo not only wants us to ‘gift’ the animals but they also want us to cover the insurance. The council votes on it this Monday (Item #25). Document.

Here’s the dealio. I’m cool with them owning the animals, but they have to take on the responsibility of them, that means paying for them and providing their insurance. We’ll see if the council caves, once again.


#1 cornholio on 11.30.11 at 9:55 pm

Actually, this new agreement does exactly what you’re requesting in point #2. Take another look at Section 11 and compare the new 11.1 & 11.2 with the former (red-lined sections). The zoo will now be responsible for the liability insurance, as it should be.

#2 l3wis on 11.30.11 at 10:05 pm

Can you link that or paste it in? I am having trouble finding it. I need TP for my bunghole.

#3 cornholio on 12.01.11 at 12:21 am

Page 9 of the Agreement:

Bow down to the almighty bunghole!

#4 Detroit Lewis on 12.01.11 at 5:20 am

Corn – could you just paste the verbage into the comments, the link does not work, and I went back and tried to find it and could not. Thanks.

#5 Brom on 12.01.11 at 2:51 pm

We should not be supporting two zoos. Great Plains and City Hall is too much to handle.

#6 l3wis on 12.01.11 at 7:51 pm

You forgot to mention Carnegie.

#7 Joan on 12.01.11 at 8:45 pm

What about the Pavillion?

#8 Anthony on 12.01.11 at 9:18 pm

Can we keep Great Plains and ditch City Hall?

#9 l3wis on 12.02.11 at 11:00 pm

Anthony – You win the ‘best suggestion of the day’ award.

and Joan, I don’t mean this at you, and I am NO grammar expert myself, but if one more person spells Pavilion with two L’s on an internet forum I am going to scream. PAVILION. ONE ‘L’!

#10 Scott on 12.06.11 at 7:43 am

Who would have thought Lewis would turn into a spelling Nazi?

#11 l3wis on 12.06.11 at 9:05 am

It is like one of those things that grinds me.