June 26, 2013
After hearing complaints from residents for years about the problem, the Cheverly Town Council is proposing to install wastebaskets — complete with plastic bags that can be used for cleanup — throughout town.
The town might pay for the wastebaskets with part of $8,000 put aside for park supplies in the fiscal 2014 budget, said Mayor Michael Callahan.
“The key piece is that people are frustrated by dog waste on the sidewalk,” Callahan said. “I would say that the vast majority of pet owners are responsible and clean up after their dogs. It’s unfortunate when those few that don’t spoil it for everyone else.”