By Michele Dotson
First came the new Mint Hill Town Hall.
Then came the geese.
Drawn to the open space and newly planted grass, they came in numbers. First flocking to the grassy area, they soon began to wander the sidewalks and walk boldly up to the front doors.
Visitors soon had to dodge goose droppings, which are not only unsightly, but they can also be a health hazard.
To combat the problem humanely, the town purchased two dog silhouettes, which measure 24 inches high and 34 inches from tail to nose.
The dogs are made out of weather resistant plastic and are guaranteed to last three to four years. […]