LIVERMORE — Reports of a dead cat, bags of human feces, dirty diapers and used needles at Round Pond and Brettuns Pond beaches have selectmen considering closing them.

“Our beaches are a mess,” Highway Department Foreman Roger Ferland told the board Monday night.

Administrative Assistant Amy Byron said highway crew member Dan Boothby found a bag with a dead cat in it near the beach at Brettuns Pond.

Dirty diapers, bags filled with human feces and used needles were also removed from one or the other beaches, she said.

“People have no respect. It’s sad to see the messes,” Ferland said.

There were also reports of a damaged picnic table and stolen signs.

Selectman Wayne Timberlake said officials might have to close the Brettuns Pond town beach, fence it off, or restrict it to Livermore residents if conditions don’t improve.

Byron said the boat launch area at Brettuns Pond was cleaned June 22, but there was trash there again the next day.

“If we put a can out, it gets abused,” Byron said.

Timberlake said when cans were put out, people left household trash in them.

Selectman Scott Richmond asked about signs.

Ferland said the carry in/carry out sign is missing from Round Pond beach in North Livermore. A handicapped sign there was stolen a few years ago.

If new signs are put up, they may disappear, Ferland said.

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