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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Quispam Council Exploring Dog Friendly Swim Area

When the dog days of summer are here, where can Quispamsis residents bring their canine friends to cool off? That's the dilemma some dog-owners in the community are facing with warm weather just on the horizon. 

The Town Director of Community Services Dana Purton Dickson recommending to council that part of Gondola Point Beach to the right of the swim area be designated as dog-friendly as says the number of swimmers at that location is much lower than Meenan's Cove and people are already bringing their dogs there before the beach opens, after it closes and in the off season.

The area would be fenced from June to September and would be dog-friendly from October to May but without the fencing. Council deciding to gauge public interest through social media, Q-Mail and the town website and if there is enough interest they will move forward. 

There is already $5000 allocated in the 2014 budget for a dog-friendly swim area which will be used for fencing and signage.