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Friday, July 15, 2011

STATE DOG WARDENS TO CANVAS McKEAN COUNTY

STATE DOG WARDENS
TO CANVAS McKEAN COUNTY


County Treasurer Nancy Evans has announced that wardens from the State Office of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing McKean County Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 to inspect for licenses. State law requires that all dogs age three months or older must be licensed. The cost of a regular annual license is $8.45. If the dog is neutered or spayed, the cost is only $6.45. Senior citizens age 65 or older and disabled persons receive a $2 discount. The 2011 license tags are blue. If a dog does not have a current license, fines can range from $50.00 to $300.00 plus court costs.

Avoid a fine and buy online. Dog licenses are now easier than ever to buy. Go to the county’s web site at www.McKeanCountyPA.org. Go to “Departments” then “Treasurer” and follow the links. There is a $2 convenience fee for online purchases. Licenses may also be bought at the McKean County treasurer’s office in the courthouse at 500 West Main Street in Smethport. The McKean County SPCA located on Glenwood Avenue in Bradford also sells dog licenses. An additional 50 cents will be charged for licenses purchased at the SPCA. For any questions, please call the county treasurer’s office at 887-3220.

14 comments :

Anonymous said...

Ok somebody tell me why the 2 dollar differece if your dog is fixed or not. Does the extre 2 dollars go to the SPCA?

Anonymous said...

I just read... wardens from State Office of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing McKean County Monday July 18 through Friday July 22 in an effort to increase revenue.

Remember it is easy and convenient to get a licence online. But we're going to add every little bit that we can to the process to discourage you from doing so to increase enforcement revenue.

You already pay taxes but we are going to charge you $2 extra for the privlage of saving gas and paper resources. Never mind that it is more convenient for us to process and record the application electronically as well.

Anonymous said...

fine we have to have our dog licensed and have on chains so on and so forth what about cats they dont have to have a license and can roam the neighborhood and pee all over and poop in your flower beds.

Anonymous said...

That's why our neighbor shoots cats. I Hate him !

Anonymous said...

The $2 fee goes to the company processing the online purchase. It doesn't go to the County.

Anonymous said...

Yeah because the county can't figure out how to use computers or the tax money right to do it on its own so they have someone else do it and call it a convenience fee right?

Anonymous said...

If the $2 convenience fee is such an issue, why don't you take time off from your job, get your lazy butt in your car, lose $15-$20 in wages and spend another $10-$15 dollars in gas getting there. That will certainly teach those no good, dirty rotten, price gouging scoundrels a lesson.
I swear Jim should sell cheese on this site, he would make a fortune with all the whine there is.

Anonymous said...

The point is it shouldn't cost more to do online. It is 2011 and the county should be with the modern times. It should cost less and be more accurate to electronically accept, process, and store the needed items than to have a person do it. Isn't Zito getting all kinds of grants to wire stuff up? The county should have its own servers and network connection. They could be accurately and efficiently processing multiple services from the same systems all the way from application to payment. It shouldn't cost taxpayers an additional fee for them to be doing something they should already be doing with out tax dollars. Once it is up and running they just have to pay for an admin and electric. They may already have network / IT people on site that could / should be doing this.

Anonymous said...

Poster 5:25: $15-$20 in hourly wages????? PLEASE let us all know where you work????

Anonymous said...

There is ALWAYS a cost for credit card and electronic check processing. For businesses, it is usually absorbed by the business and incorporated into their markup. Many businesses require a minimum dollar amount to utilize that type of purchase due to the cost. These costs include the cost of purchasing the processing equipment, monthly fees and a portion of the sales. When it comes to government entities, this type of "convenience fee" permits the agency to utilize this type of processing without those costs, and making it feasible for them to offer this type of service. Thereby not losing any revenues, nor having to increase the cost to everyone, including those that do not wish to utilize this service, to offset the cost of operation.
It is simple business practice measures and it is a "convenience" to utilize it, not a requirement. You still have the choice of using snail mail or going in person at no additional cost. Would it be more advantageous for this office to raise the fee of ALL licenses by $1.00 to cover the cost and force the people that do not choose to use this service to pay for the "convenience" of those that do?
You people always have something to whine about, but rarely take into consideration all of the FACTS that are behind the things that you so eloquently refuse to sign your names to. If you don't like the service, or do not agree with the fee, just don't use it. Is that so hard to swallow?

Anonymous said...

"Would it be more advantageous for this office to raise the fee of ALL licenses by $1.00 to cover the cost and force the people that do not choose to use this service to pay for the "convenience" of those that do?"

YES DO IT NOW. It is freaking 2011. Computers are like toasters. Internet service is like electric. You can also get it free at local libraries so if you have neither you still don't need to make a vehicle trip anywhere and if you do it is shortened. Most people in a population center can walk to their local library and use the internet for free. Most people have cell phones with Internet access or will soon.

It is inevitable that you are going raise the price anyway so just get it done and provide the service. I still think any fees required should be coming from the taxes (I like how you use the term, "not losing any revenues") but whatever like I said it is inevitable that you will raise the rate anyway so get it done and provide the service. You will be making it more accessible to people. The easier it is the more likely you are to get your fee. More people will be using it than not if it is available and you make it known.

Anonymous said...

Sunday, July 17, 2011 3:31:00 PM EDT

I work near the courthouse and can easily walk there on my lunch break. This costs me no extra money, nor is it inconvenient. Why should I pay more for my licenses so that you can conveniently make a payment for yours online with no extra fees. I could understand your point if we were talking about some ridiculous amount here, but we are talking about less than the cost of a loaf of bread and nearly half the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Get off your lazy ass and go in person, or pay for a postage stamp if you don't wish to pay their fees. I bet you don't even live in McKean County and are just one of those armchair antagonists that sit there and stir the pot just to get the blood of people reading these blogs to see how pissed off you can get us, then sit back and chuckle all the way to the next post.
I love this site, Jim does a great job, and yeas everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I really wish that he would start requiring people to have some sort of log in and be held accountable for their comments. Hell, even a dual comment section for each post. One that was for the posters such as yourself and one that required a name that has been verified. I would gladly sign up for, and regularly read the one that required a name and ignore the other one without so much as a glance. Educated and insightful comments spur great debate and are mutually enlightening, and I will no longer engage myself in a battle of wits with an unarmed individual such as yourself. I am amazed that there is actually internet service under that rock where you live.

Anonymous said...

"I love this site, Jim does a great job, and yeas everyone is entitled to their opinions, but I really wish that he would start requiring people to have some sort of log in and be held accountable for their comments."

What is there to hold me accountable for? You want to string me up for having an opinion that doesn't fall in line with yours?

Besides, you are a scumbag commenter; complains of no name and then gives none.

Fael said...

>"I really wish that he would start requiring people to have some sort of log in and be held accountable for their comments. Hell, even a dual comment section for each post. One that was for the posters such as yourself and one that required a name that has been verified"

LOL @6:24:00
Complains that no name was given but fails to provide own name.

-Fael