The mayor of Mulgrave says town officials will hold a public meeting to try to resolve issues involving animals.
Some residents have told town officials dogs, 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.
Ralph Hadley, the town’s mayor, read a draft bylaw at October’s regular town council meeting Monday night.
A member of the town’s Backyard Farmers Association said members of his group weren’t consulted, and they were prepared to take legal action against the proposed bylaw.
After the meeting, Hadley said they want to come up with something that works for everyone.
“We’re going to look at bringing them onside with us, and working together to try and resolve this problem we’re having,” he said. “I’m sure we can come together on a solution that will solve this.”
Hadley said they’ll hold a meeting with all parties Monday night.
He said it will be open, because they want everyone involved to have their say.
“There is another family there- they have a spokesman and he wasn’t here to speak on the problem that we’re having down in one area,” he said. “That area has to be rectified before we pass any policies.”
Hadley said they’d like to get something to their solicitor soon so they can present a new bylaw at their Oct. 15 council meeting.
He said if that doesn’t happen, he’d hope they’d have something ready by their first November meeting.