Delta Village Council Discusses Dog Dropping Issue at Cemetery, Parks and Reservoir

At the January 24th Council meeting, Village Administrator Brad Peebles made council aware of a letter the Village received and a follow-up phone call from a resident concerning dog droppings at the local cemetery.

“She called here.  She was extremely upset.  We did go and look and there were instances where there were dog droppings at the foot of her son’s grave,” said Mr. Peebles.  “She’s asking for consideration by the Village to either erect signs or signs with accommodations for people to be able to take care it of should that happen.”

Mr. Peebles said he looked at pricing for signs at the two entrances to the cemetery and four entrances to the parks as well and estimated it would cost between $1,000 and $1,200. If the reservoir was included it would be closer to $1,500.  Police Chief Nathan Hartsock informed Council there was already an existing ordinance requiring pet owners to take care of any droppings.  A motion was made to order signs for all three areas discussed and was unanimously approved by Council.

A public hearing will be scheduled for the next Council meeting on February 7, 2022, regarding an application to lease Village-owned agricultural property within the Village limits.  Typically, the leases are for five years and following the hearing, Council will need to approve, deny or modify.

Old Business:  The Second Reading of Resolution 22-01, authorizing the Village Administrator to advertise for bids and enter into a contract for the construction of the Fulton County water connection was approved.  The Second Reading of Resolution 22-02, authorizing the Village Administrator to bid and enter into a contract for the construction of roadway with utilities to support the expansion of Nature Fresh Farms distribution complex.

The next Council meeting will take place on February 7, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall

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