Neighbors with multiple dogs concern Dawson residents
Some Dawson residents complained to borough council Monday night about neighbors with multiple dogs who do not clean up after them.
Residents talked about outside stench, barking and the overall condition of properties with many dogs.
“I sympathize completely, but I am not really sure what we can do about it,” Councilman Robert Bibby said.
Residents were told to contact the Uniontown barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police and ask for the officer in charge of dog and animal issues.
“They have an officer there who is assigned to dog calls,” Dawson Mayor Carol Capella said.
Council reminded residents that dog licenses are available at the post office and at the Brownfield Community Center.
Council decided to have community cleanup from May 1 through May 4.
“We're not going to have a Dumpster, but this will be for cleanup in general,” Council President Patty Lint said, adding that garbage bags and gloves will be available at the borough building for those who need them.
Capella asked council to allow local youth to again plant flowers around the borough building and was granted permission.
Dawson Volunteer Fire Department Chief Billy Colbert asked council if they were any closer to a decision regarding the fire department's request to erect a new fire hall on a lot owned by the borough.
“We were just wondering were you stood on it,” Colbert said. “We'd really like to be in our new hall for our next banquet.”
Lint told Colbert that the council had been discussing the topic and would inform the department soon of its decision.
Council set Dawson Days for June 1 and 2.
Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.
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