The mayor of the Town of Mulgrave says they’ll try to resolve complaints from residents regarding animals in the near future.
Some residents have told town officials chickens and roosters in the Pirate Harbour area are making noise all day and through the night, and there’s an unpleasant smell from animal waste.
People on both sides addressed councillors during September’s regular town council meeting Tuesday night.
After the meeting, Ralph Hadley, Mulgrave’s mayor, said the problem is nothing new.
“We’ve had this going on for a while- we had some input from building inspectors, we had our lawyer checking into it,” he said. “We want to take the proper steps, because we don’t want to get into a court battle.”
Hadley said they hope to come up with a solution soon.
“I would like to have it resolved within the next two months, I’m hoping,” he said. “It will probably go to council again next meeting, and then we’ll have a discussion on it.”
Hadley said town officials plan to draft some new bylaws to address, and hopefully resolve, the issues.
One councillor also brought up his concerns with people not cleaning up after their dogs on the Trans Canada Trail.