Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chamber of Commerce donates "Pet Waste Stations"

The Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce appreciates the good work that the Town of Urbana and Village of Hammondsport do in maintaining our recreational areas. We all enjoy our parks and local business owners also appreciate their value in attracting visitors and new residents. So, we've offered a little help.

Occasionally, pet owners forget to pick up after their pets. Pet waste in our parks is unsightly, unpleasant, and unhealthy. We beleive pet owners are generally responsible folks and, given the opportunity, they'll do the right thing. Therefore, the Chamber of Commerce has offered to donate "pet waste stations" for three local parks: Hammondsport's Village Square; Depot Park; and Champlin Beach. These stations will include signage, pet waste bags, and dispensers. Perhaps this won't eliminate the problem, but we feel these stations will reduce the problem, the same way that supplying garbage cans reduces litter.

John Jensen, President
Hammondsport Chamber of Commerce