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Montreat continues battle in opposition to rogue hunters

MONTREAT – A discussion board in regards to the city’s new bear looking ordinances attracted round a dozen residents to Montreat City Corridor for a city discussion board Oct. 17.

Mayor Tim Helms stated the ordinances have been handed due to a “dangerous expertise final yr in the neighborhood” involving rogue bear hunters letting looking canine free to chase bears all through residential neighborhoods within the city.

Following the incident, Commissioner Mason Blake and Mayor Professional Tem Tom Widmer labored to seek out options and to forestall one thing related from taking place once more.

“We launched into a journey involving lots of people,” Blake stated. “Actually not simply me, of actually 9 months time how will we regulate, what will we regulate and what will we have to be doing ourselves.”

Blake stated after the incident he realized there was “little or no” the police division may legally do to rogue hunters and wished to work to vary that. So as to take action, I’ve introduced a collection of 5 new and revised ordinances to the board throughout Oct. 13’s common session assembly. All 5 ordinances have been handed.

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