Goose droppings addressed

Efforts to remove goose droppings at the Scout Island beach by a group of local volunteers are being appreciated far and wide.

Efforts to remove goose droppings at the Scout Island beach by a group of local volunteers are being appreciated far and wide, including at city hall.

At the city council meeting Tuesday evening, Coun. Craig Smith and Mayor Walt Cobb thanked the volunteers publicly for their work. Cobb said the city has been renting a machine once a month to clean the beach, but from now on in, city crews will clean the beach three times a week.

Cobb said it’s his intent to re-establish the parks and recreation commission to find out what the community wants. “That way we’ll have some vision and not end up with situations like we had with the Dutch Point Road boat access.”