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RESOLUTION NO. 2007-124 <br />RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />AUTHORIZING THE DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS PROPERTY -POLICE CANINES <br />WHEREAS: <br />A. Town policy generally requires that surplus property be disposed of by auction. <br />B. The Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department Canine Unit utilizes doges that are <br />specially trained to work with specific police officer partners in law enforcement activities. <br />C. Canine handlers are also given primary responsibility for the care of their assigned <br />canines. <br />D. The Police Department's first canine handler, Officer Sam Wonnell, .along with his <br />partner canine Quartz, served the community for well over eight years, and the second canine <br />handler, Corporal Erin Lunsford, along with his partner canine Eddy, served the community from <br />June 2001 to August 2007. <br />E. Both Quartz and Eddy were retired from service in August 2007 after the expiration of <br />Quartz's full service life and one year prior to the expiration of Eddy's full service life. <br />F. Given the long term relationships established between the canine handlers and their <br />canines, after their retirement the canines should be able to remain in the possession of their <br />handlers. <br />RESOLVED: <br />1. That the retired police canines Quartz and Eddy shall be disposed of by sale to their <br />handlers Officer Sam Wonnell and Corporal Erin Lunsford, who shall take full ownership and legal <br />responsibility for their respective canines. <br />2. That Quartz shall be sold to Officer Wonnell for $1 and Eddy shall be sold to Corporal <br />Lunsford for $1. <br />3. That the Interim Town Manager is authorized to execute any documents required to <br />perfect the sale of the Canines as approved herein. <br />Page 1 of 2 <br />