Sunday, October 9, 2011

City clarifies non-lethal alternatives


At the end of the short Oct 3rd council meeting, Russo asked Stanek several leading questions on the deer issue in an attempt to refute claims that the city's Deer Management Plan only paid lip service to non-lethal methods. The Oct 3 meeting is here (for now, changes occurring at city web site), Russo's comments are at 19:20 to 26:44, over 7 minutes on the deer issue which WAS NOT on the agenda.

Russo first started talking about deer being killed by DVA during mating season and how many accidents were avoided by killing them first and then a much longer diatribe about the "non-lethal" methods that were HOMEOWNER responsibility and not the city's. While listing each of the non-lethal methods, Stanek claimed that they were homeowner responsibility so that the city had no involvement in non-lethal methods. Noticeably absent from the list was any mention of the city "maintaining the Strieter Lites".

This makes the comprehensive plan just a killing plan, and that is what we've been saying all along.

A great letter to the editor is on the news site here.

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