you should vote YES for Article 59:
compliance is completely voluntary;
it was designed as a public service, focusing on the public good;
there are no penalties if you do not abide by the
the fee is "per household” vs. for each pet cat
in the household;
your cat is not required to wear a collar;
arrangements have been made with a
leading microchip company to provide free microchips to Concord pet owners;
your cat’s profile will be in a database that will
assist in locating your pet should it get lost.
being able to identify whether a cat has been
vaccinated can eliminate the need for worry and/or precautionary measures
should someone get bitten or scratched.
you should vote YES for Article 60:
you can hear the glorious songs of birds, the melodious ramblings of frogs, or
the shrill pitch from a scurrying chipmunk, then you have been privileged with
hearing the dawn of Spring.
you can see playful squirrels dashing around trees, or Robins, Bluebirds and
Chickadees splashing in the water, or shadows of wildlife climbing through the
woods, then you’ve witnessed the birth of Spring. Concord has a history of
recognizing and honoring the wonders of its natural surroundings. People from
all over the globe come to Concord to celebrate these surroundings.
Unfortunately, the historical canvas around us is crumbling: changes in our
climate are affecting migratory patterns of birds, invasive plants and fauna are
replacing native species, housing and construction are destroying mature trees,
meadows and fields. There is only so much that our environment and wildlife can
take before succumbing to the stressors.
need to hold onto our environment and wildlife, to experience nature's
sensations in our own yards. Bringing in additional stressors is not the answer.
Isn’t it time we come up with solutions to preserve what we hold dear? Isn’t
it time to recognize our neighbors and respect their rights and properties? Yes,
it is time to honor our neighbors – of
It is time to work together.