Lately, there has been coverage in the local media concerning the subject of rats. In an effort to keep the rat population in our town under control, the Town of Lancaster wishes to inform you that, in accordance with Town Ordinance, all garbage stored outside, as well as garbage placed at the curb for pickup, must be in leak proof containers with a tight fitting lid. Enforcement efforts are currently underway. By complying with the ordinance, not only do you avoid the hassle of possibly going to court and incurring a fine, but of even greater importance, you help our community to remain safe and nuisance-free. Thank you for assistance.