PETITION REQUESTING REVIEW AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR MONITORING COMPLIANCE OF LEASH LAWS IN FAIRFIELD’S “LAKE MOHEGAN” PUBLIC OPEN SPACE AREA
To: Town of Fairfield, Board of Finance, Representative Town Meeting, Board of Selectmen, and First Selectman; Town of Fairfield, Police Department and Animal Control, Conservation Commission.
We, the undersigned, are members of the public who use and enjoy, or have other interests in, town-owned open space land in Fairfield.
On October 18, 2017, members of the Town of Fairfield, Conservation Commission voted to undertake debate for establishing a process to rescind off-leash privileges for families with dogs at ALL public open space areas, citing complaints about non-compliance with current rules (Beaches, Definitions: §14-(a), (b)(i), (ii), (iv), (v)) specifically and only within the Lake Mohegan property.
Before that change is finalized, we ask that the Town pursue reasonable efforts to precisely establish that no alternative and less restricting policy would realize this same goal.
We believe that the rules in their current form are sufficient and clearly written to ensure safety, general order, and respect for others; however, no meaningful effort has been taken to ensure enforcement.
As such, we request that you forward a budget recommendation to the RTM seeking allocation of resources as an ordinary Town expenditure, for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring compliance with the current rules at the Lake Mohegan property for a reasonable study period. We ask that effort be taken to explore means to resolve technical issues so that this process could be self-funding, or even revenue-generating, in order to
cover these costs.
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