Dog complaints on the rise in Millet

Dog complaints on the rise in Millet

Walking trails policy being developed

Town of Millet councilors read detailed reports from two important departments during the regular meeting of council May 23.

Two departments, Enforcement and Public Services, submitted regular updates to council, describing their activities over the past few weeks.

The Enforcement report, submitted by community peace officer Chanse Trenholm, listed three areas, bylaws, traffic and personal relations, that he’s been busy with.

Trenholm’s report stated dog complaints, such as noise or at-large, have been on the rise as soon as the warm weather hit. He’s been enforcing yards and properties nuisance complaints this spring, while Trenholm has also been looking into amendment options to the Public Places bylaw for bullying.

Trenholm also reported speeding seems to be on the rise a bit due to the warm weather. He noted one resident’s complaint of erratic driving resulted in a ticket that involved a motorist allegedly driving 37 km/hr over the speed limit. He added that he’s been speaking to residents on 46 Ave who want the speed limit there lowered to 30 km/hr and is looking into viable options.

The CPO noted he held a presentation for the Seniors Club about differences between bylaw, CPO and police officers.

He helped organize a presentation by Red Deer registered nurse Cheryl Craigie about safeguarding your home from slips and falls.

The Millet Positive ticketing program was kicked off in April; Trenholm noted he’s got a vast number of sponsors for the program.

Public Services

The Public Services director’s report stated the agriplex’s plant had been shut down for maintenance along with annual fire alarm testing.

The department has also been installing warning signs for bush trail running along the dog park, working on the dog park redesign, aerating the sports fields, starting the first round of turf mowing, removing the batting cage and landscaping the area, opening the ball diamonds for summer and placing rodent traps around the soccer fields.

The splash park was scheduled to open May 18.

Some office work included working on the safety program manual, developing a walking trails policy, reviewing the spring maintenance programs and compiling a traffic signs inventory.

Street sweeping in Millet began Apr. 30 and was scheduled for completion May 14. The splash park parking area got more gravel and grading for opening.

Rural roads have been graded and were scheduled for oiling soon.

The department has been removing all non-organic material and transporting it to the landfill from the lagoon site.

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