The Sherman Resident Trooper has been receiving an increase in local complaints about dog owners walking their dogs at town parks and not cleaning up after them. This is in direct violation of town ordinance, which requires all dogs to be held on a leash on all Municipal properties, excluding playgrounds and the Town Beach where dogs are not permitted. Also owners must cleanup after their dogs as well, and dispose of the waste properly. A first violation results in a written warning and a second offense is a fine of $50. The third and subsequent offense results in a $100 fine. Enforcement will be increased in these areas.