Who Controls Humane Society Land?
Written by Andrew-Rossi on November 20, 2017
The Cody City Council is trying to determine whether or not they should be in the middle of a requested lease situation with the Park County Humane Society and the Yellowstone Regional Airport Board.
The Humane Society, located on the outer edge of the City Limits on the Greybull Highway, is planning an expansion project. They have approached the City Council about extending their current lease, which is currently set to expire in 2023, as well as expanding the lease area to accommodate their expansion plans.
City Administrator Barry Cook says that they discovered a glitch in the plans, when the Airport Board notified them that the land the Humane Society sits on was purchased back in the 1950s with funds from the FAA – so Cook says the Humane Society may have to negotiate their lease with the Airport Board instead.
The City Council at this point can take no action, but will continue to negotiate with the Humane Society and the Airport Board to reach a workable solution. Cook says that because the land was deeded to the City, he feels the City should have some role to play, rather than letting the Humane Society and the Airport Board work it out just between those two entities.