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Regional Community Standards Unit responds to 39 calls in February

Posted on May 9, 2024 by Taber Times

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The following are selected briefs of the Regional Community Standards Unit’s monthly report for February 2024. The report was prepared by Cst.(s) Cobe Cobarrubias and Brandon Demers.

During February 2024 there were 39 bylaw-related calls for service. These 39 complaints were comprised of 33 Town of Taber complaints, and 6 MD of Taber bylaw complaints. In total, 21 provincial violation tickets were issued, and one Town of Taber bylaw ticket.

Town

The Town of Taber complaints were comprised of 8 dogs at large, 2 dogs barking, 1 noise complaint, 5 snow removal, 4 parking offences, 1 traffic offence, 2 found property, 3 animal calls, 4 other bylaw related calls, 1 dumping, 1 assist patrol, 1 scavenging.

• Dog at large: Most of the dogs’ owners were warned for having their dogs at large. Of the dogs taken to Lost Paws, the subsequent fees and tickets were paid. The rest of the dog owners had no prior occurrences regarding having their dogs at large. 

• Dog barking: Regarding the 2 dog barking complaints, both were regarding the same owner. As a result of this the owner was ticketed and subsequent steps were taken to resolve the issue. 

• Noise complaint: The noise complaint was for a vehicle revving its engine to warm it up early in the morning. The owner was spoken to and warned about the issue. 

• Snow removal: 5 calls were received for removal of snow on sidewalks. Notices were given and all notices were complied with. 

• Parking offences: Of the four parking calls, one complaint was determined not to be a bylaw issue. Two calls were for a vehicle parked in an alleyway and parking to close to a driveway. A single call was for busses being parking in an intersection. All owners were spoken to, and all vehicles were moved. 

• Traffic offence: A call was received about a truck doing donuts at a gas station. The owner was identified, and a stunting ticket was issued. 

• Found property: A found dog collar was brought in. The collar is being held for 90 days. A wallet was also brought in, and it was returned to its owner. 

• Animals Calls: The 3 animal calls consisted of one downed goose, possible cows loose behind Walmart, and a missing dog. 

• Improper Disposal: A Town of Taber employee reported dumping at the recycling bins, the individual was identified and educated about what goes into bins. 

• Other Related Bylaw Matter: These consisted of smaller matters and opportunities to educate callers and the public. 

• Assist Patrols: A member was asked to assist patrols with a male at the Esso gas station.

Provincial Traffic and Bylaw Tickets

• 2 Provincial tickets – exceed maximum posted speed limit and stunting. 

• 1 Bylaw ticket – dog barking – the owner was issued a bylaw ticket for letting the dog continuously bark.

MD of Taber 

For the MD of Taber, there were 6 calls for service, 2 were dog at large calls, 1 unwanted dog, 1 parking complaint, 1 traffic complaint, 1 Service Tracker Request.

• Dog at large: One dog was taken to Lost Paws, the subsequent fees were paid. The dog owner was warned as they had no prior occurrences regarding having their dogs at large. We were unable to locate the other dog at large. 

• Unwanted Dogs: A dog and puppies wandered onto a farmer’s property and the puppies were returned to the owner. The owner was warned for having them off their property.

• Parking complaint: We received a complaint about a possible abandoned vehicle. The owner was identified, and the car was moved. 

• Service Tracker: A request to remove and identify the owner of a deceased dog from the side of the road. The owner was identified, and the dog was removed. 

• Traffic Offence: A call about some teenagers driving a quad on Highway 3 in Grassy Lake was investigated. The teenagers were unable to be identified.

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