New chal­lenge

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Asked why he ap­plied for the job, Parsons replied:

“ I’ve never done this be­fore - I love chal­lenges and I thought this would be in­ter­est­ing. It was some­thing...I wanted to do. I guess it was an­other chal­lenge.”

Car­bon­ear has also been Parsons’ home­town for the past 14 years. “I’ve been liv­ing here off and on since 1997,” he said.

Parsons has been mar­ried for over 31 years, and he and his wife, Jeanette, have two adult sons, Brad and Evan.

Du­ties/ re­spon­si­bil­i­ties

Look­ing over the lengthy (three­p­age) “ sum­mary of du­ties and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties” he had just been handed, Parsons pointed out not all of them will be­come ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately. Some will evolve over time. And the new en­force­ment of­fi­cer will also have an op­por­tu­nity to make rec­om­men­da­tions to coun­cil for changes in any reg­u­la­tions, which may be out­dated, or bring in new poli­cies that may be needed to keep up with chang­ing times.

Aside from th e d u t ies and re­spon­sibi l i t ies he h a s been as­signed, The Com­pass asked Parsons for his own ob­ser­va­tions, based on his ex­pe­ri­ence, on ar­eas of concern for mu­nic­i­pal en­force­ment around Car­bon­ear.

From walk­ing around the town, Parsons said he has no­ticed “peo­ple don’t obey (the rules for) side­walks, curbs or cross­walks.

“ We build these lit­tle parks, and I see garbage thrown on the park­ing lot here,” he said.

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