Tare E. Buck
Unleashed dogs are becoming an unwelcome sight at a
vacant lot along Redhaven Court, resident James Sager told the town
commissioners Tuesday night.
"They run loose and no one picks up" their droppings,
Mr. Sager complained.
Mayor Martin Burns advised Mr. Sager to contact police
Chief Terry Frushour, but the town's officials were also told that there is
nothing in the town's code that allows for fines to be levied against pet
owners who don't clean up after their pets.
As the town's Charter Review Committee completes its
work reviewing and updating the town's ordinances, Mr. Burns suggested it also
look at ways to get a better leash on dogs, so to speak.
There is an ordinance mandating dogs in town not roam
freely and be kept on a leash if not confined to their own yards.
The empty lot beside Mr. Sager's property is dedicated
to be a town park, but the town has never purchased or placed any play
"It's just a matter of getting funding for the
equipment," Commissioner Wayne Hooper said.
Town administrator Rick May confirmed "the playground's
never been decided."
"We need to identify some resources and do some
planning," Mr. Burns said.
In other business, the commissioners are also switching
Web site hosting servers, as the town's Web site is rarely updated with new
The town is likely to contract with a different company
that will allow town employees and administrators to post their own content as
well as links to other useful sites more frequently and at a cheaper cost.
The commissioners will meet again Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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