FARMINGDALE — Chief Constable Matt Guilfoyle wants the town to create an ordinance that would deal with nuisance cats.

Guilfoyle told the Board of Selectmen Wednesday that constables have spent a lot of time in recent months dealing with cat problems, including a cat that had to be taken to the animal shelter about eight times in the past three months.

The biggest problem areas are some mobile home parks in town and the Pine Mill Apartments, he said.

It’s an expense to the town because state law mandates that an injured cat must be seen by a veterinarian before it can go to the shelter, and that money comes out of town coffers, he said.

Selectmen asked Guilfoyle to research ordinances in other towns and work on it quickly so the town can hold a public hearing before the matter is decided by voters at town meeting in June.

Guilfoyle also requested money the town received for the law enforcement’s assistance in a 2009 criminal drug case in town.

State law allows the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to keep cash and sales of items confiscated from crimes and share those funds with agencies that assisted in the investigation.

The case has been settled and Farmingdale’s portion is $454, Guilfoyle said. He wants to update uniforms and buy miscellaneous supplies with the money.

In other business, selectmen signed off on paying E.C. Barry $31,715 for the second year of a three-year street sweeping contract.

They also approved paying Ellis Construction $8,700 for the third year of a three-year contract for lawn maintenance.

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