A spate of beefs
Less than a month after passing its new Clean Yards By-law, North Glengarry township is dealing with a plethora of complaints, according to Jacob Rheaume, the township’s Director of Building, By-law & Planning.
“We’re very busy with that,” he said, adding that another one of the township’s new by-laws – the one dealing with livestock at large – has also been enforced twice since it was enacted last month. The Clean Yards ByLaw, which council approved in late May, states that property owners must maintain a clear and clean yard that is free of garbage, debris, domestic or industrial waste, and insect or animal infestations. It also requires weeds and turf grass to be trimmed so they are less than 20 cm high. The livestock animal authorizes by-law enforcement officers to seize loose livestock and place them with appointed poundkeepers until the animals are claimed.