The council was urged to impose tighter dog controls for the benefit of the bay’s penguins, and there was support for its current bylaw, though there were also calls for Timaru to be more dog-friendly.
There were also concerns some dog owners were not picking up after their defecating animals, though the council noted it had been issuing infringement notices.
There was a call for downtown parking to be free, with the council noting there were large areas of free or timed parking within an easy walking distance of Timaru’s CBD.
The activities of so-called boy racers also came under fire, with feedback noting some motorists would do a circuit in the centre of town "many times, to the detriment of everyone and the environment’’.
Speed bumps were sought for the area of Rhodes and Ainsley streets, where security cameras were also sought to deter taggers and nuisance makers. Speed limits would be considered in 2018 and cameras could be raised as part of the September-October submissions process, the council responded.
The formal bylaw review consultation occurs from September 28 until the end of October.
The council will consider its dog control bylaw on Tuesday.
Cranes protrude through the fog in Timaru on Friday.