A spate of beefs

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - -- Steven War­bur­ton

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.

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