Saturday mornings, oh, about 8:30 to 9, Tim McLean is out doing volunteer work. He changes out the bags at Main Street\u2019s dog stations.\u201cI\u2019m not too proud to help out with something like that,\u201d he said.\u201cIt\u2019s not that glorious,\u201d he said with a chuckle.But it\u2019s not a lot of trouble, either.\u201cIt\u2019s something easy. I don\u2019t mind helping out,\u201d McLean said.He stepped forward to do the job after reading that First Selectman Rudy Marconi and Town Treasurer Molly McGeehin were looking for people to take on the job that a student volunteer had retired from after a couple of years.The task, basically, is going once a week to the four Main Street dog stations, taking away a big bag filled with smaller bags that have dog leavings inside, putting in a new big bag in the receptacle, and maybe refilling the supply of smaller plastic bags that are offered to dog owners.McLean was quite willing.\u201cI saw the article,\u201d he said. \u201cI saw that it was an issue and no one was stepping up to do it. I said, \u2018Hey, after work, it takes maybe half an hour.\u2019 I contacted Mr. Marconi after speaking to Ms. McGeehin online.\u201dAs things have worked out, he usually does it Saturday mornings, rather than after work.\u201cIt\u2019s not much to stop and do it. I figured: \u2018Why not?\u2019 \u201d McLean said.Happy selectmanWhen McLean contacted him, First Selectman Marconi was glad to hear from a potential volunteer.\u201cHe was very happy,\u201d McLean said.Marconi had reached out to The Press, suggesting an article about the need for a volunteer to tend the Main Street dog stations. A week later he was asked if there\u2019s been any response.\u201cIt worked!\u201d Marconi said. \u201cI\u2019ve gotten several calls, people willing to be volunteers. Right now, a young man, his name its Tim McLean \u2026 He said \u2018I love the town, I think it\u2019s great. And I\u2019d like to be able to help out and wouldn\u2019t have any problem doing it at all.\u2019 \u201dMarconi said Animal Control Officer Kris Zulkseki had also responded, and is a potential back-up for the job.Busy stationWhile McLean doesn\u2019t have a problem with the nature of the work, it can\u2019t be said that he never runs into problems.One consistent difficulty is that the dog station near Branchville Road gets over-filled with run-of-the-mill trash \u2014 paper coffee cups, food wrappers, soda cans and the like.\u201cThere\u2019s other garbage being thrown in there,\u201d McLean said. \u201cThere\u2019s a lot of coffee cups. Early in the morning people must be walking their dogs.\u201dThe result is that there often isn\u2019t enough room in the receptacle for all the bagged dog leavings produced by Main Street\u2019s steady traffic of dog walkers. So people tend to leave poop-filled bags on the ground next to the dog station and it just becomes sort of a mess.\u201cIt piles up,\u201d he said.McLean\u2019s solution was simple.\u201cI started going twice a week,\u201d he said.That\u2019s reduced the overfill problem. But McLean also plans to talk to Marconi about putting a regular trash can in the vicinity, so people with empty coffee cups are less tempted to misuse the dog station.He hasn\u2019t found overfilling to be so much of a problem at Main Street\u2019s three other dog stations: by West Lane, across from the fountain; by Gilbert Street by Ballard Park; and at Pound Street, across from Casagmo.\u201cThe containers on these other ones are fine,\u201d he said.Neither McLean nor Marconi knew why the Branchville road dog station seemed to get overfilled when the others don\u2019t, other than it sees more traffic.Bag breaksThe only other problem is the occasional broken bag \u2014 the large bag with the poop bags inside it will break, and require some careful clean up.\u201cI started using my own bags \u2014 heavy duty,\u201d McLean said.A Ridgefield native, McLean is a 2012 graduate of Ridgefield High School. He attended Norwalk Community College and works with Mulligan Home Services doing heating and cooling, renovations and home repairs.He has plans of starting his own business \u2014 the tentative name is Home Services LLC \u2014 to do a wdie range of house and yard type jobs, from putting up fences to repairing drywall.\u201cJust whatever I can do on the side,\u201d he said.\u201cI have had many customers already locally. My goal in the end is to turn over real estate after renovating and remodeling it,\u201d he said.McLean said people who see him out caring for Main Street\u2019s dog station have been appreciative.\u201cI have had dozens of thanks,\u201d he said.\u201c...For the most part it\u2019s Saturday mornings, so people are out walking.\u201cHe added, \u201cI get enjoyment from helping out!\u201dDoes he have a dog?\u201cI do not,\u201d McLean said. \u201cI want one. I don\u2019t know if I can take care of one right now.\u201dBut his volunteer work is helping a lot of other people look after their dogs.