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A TRUE COPY <br /> CERTIFICATION ON LAST PAGE <br /> J.R. SMITH, CLERK <br /> and understandings, oral or written, in connection therewith, between the parties hereto. This Contract <br /> may be modified or changed only upon the written consent of the parties hereto. <br /> ARTICLE 3.0-TIME OF PERFORMANCE <br /> The Contract shall begin on May 1, 2017, and end on April 30, 2020, unless otherwise terminated <br /> according to the provisions of the Contract.This Contract may be continued for three additional one year <br /> periods after the initial term unless either party shall give thirty (30) days' written notice prior to the <br /> expiration date. <br /> ARTICLE 4.0-OBLIGATIONS OF THE SOCIETY <br /> The obligations of the Society with respect to all the Services authorized pursuant to this Contract shall <br /> consist of the following: <br /> 4.1 LICENSES: The Society agrees to obtain and maintain throughout the terms of this Contract all <br /> such licenses as are required to do business in the State of Florida and in Indian River County, Florida, <br /> including, but not limited to, licenses required by the respective State Boards and other governmental <br /> agencies responsible for regulating and licensing the services provided and performed by the Society. <br /> 4.2 QUALIFIED PERSONNEL: The Society agrees that when the services to be provided and performed <br /> related to a professional service(s), which, under Florida Statutes, requires a license to practice such <br /> services, to employ and/or retain only qualified personnel to be in charge of all Services to be provided <br /> pursuant to this Contract. In carrying out the provisions of this Contract, all Society employees will be <br /> responsible only to the Board of Directors and/or management of the Society. Likewise, the Animal <br /> Control Officers employed by the County will be responsible only to and supervised by the Animal Control <br /> Director of the Department of Emergency Services. <br /> 4.3 STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: The Society agrees to provide and perform all services <br /> pursuant to this Contract in accordance with the laws,statutes, ordinances,codes, rules, regulations,and <br /> requirements of governmental agencies which regulate or have jurisdiction over the services to be <br /> provided and/or performed by the Society. <br /> 4.4 REPORTS:The Society will provide reports of animals handled monthly utilizing a form and format <br /> mutually agreed upon. This report will be delivered to the County no later than the 15th of each month <br /> following such service. <br /> 4.5 SOCIETY TO HOLD COUNTY HARMLESS:The Society shall be liable and agrees to be liable for,and <br /> shall indemnify,defend and hold the County harmless for any and all claims,suits,judgments or damages, <br /> losses and expenses including court costs, expert witness and professional consultation services, and <br /> attorney's fees arising out of the Society's errors, omissions,and/or negligence. The Society shall not be <br /> liable to, nor be required to indemnify the County for any portions of damages arising out of any error, <br /> omission,and/or negligence of the County, its employees, agents,or representatives. <br /> 4.6 COUNTY TO HOLD SOCIETY HARMLESS: The County shall be liable and agrees to be liable for, <br /> and shall indemnify, defend and hold the Society harmless for any and all claims, suits, judgments or <br /> damages, losses and expenses including court costs, expert witness and professional consultation <br /> 2 <br />