City Council May Vote On Deer-Related Ordinance Tonight

Proposed resolution would allow city government to pursue the permits needed to get a Deer Management Plan approved by the ODNR

City Council could approve a resolution at 7 p.m. today during its meeting at City Hall that would allow the Mentor government to pursue the permits needed to get a Deer Management Plan approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

In other words, Council could begin a process today that would ultimately lead to a government-sactioned plan for herd control.

Specifically, the resolution allows the city government to pursue a deer damage control permit and all other permits needed for a Deer Management Plan.

The aforementioned plan does not inherently have to include deer culling. However, if the city did want to cull the white-tailed deer in Mentor, it would need a management plant that was approved by the ODNR.

Mentor City Manager Kenneth Filipiak previously mentioned such a plan to Council and said it could take months to get one approved.

The proposed ordinance says the city wants reduce the risk to public safety, minimize property damage and halt the loss biodiversity and habitat caused by deer overpopulation.

The ordinance adds that the city is reviewing its options and those options include educating the public, improving traffic safety and reducing the herd via hunting or culling.

The city will hold a work session before its meeting at 5:30 p.m. At the session, Council and the city government will discuss commission and committee appointments and procedures.

Lucy McKernan February 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM
http://www.parmaobserver.com/read/2009/12/09/dont-buck-the-truth-killing-deer if you actually read the above article, and come to the conclusion that lethal methods do not work, AND that the Ohio Div. of WildDeath admits to profiting off of "maximum high yield" and therefore has a vested interest in large populations and that they refuse birth control for this reason, then you WILL NOT come to the conclusion that lethal methods are a necessary evil; I used to believe that, before I started doing my own research and meta analyses. Instead, you will know that the supply and demand of killing deer in urban areas of Ohio is propogated by the Div. of WildDeath -- and that the solution is actually to stop feeding, stop killing and allow deer to level off. Only reply if you have a really well thought out, intelligent, super-enlightened response.
Lucy McKernan February 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM
FACT: The Ohio Division of WildDeath has had a drastic reduction in "harvested" deer this hunting season so, with the above comment in mind re: profiteering off of rebounding populations the Div. of WildDeath actually admits to, that is why your community is being sold this bulls**t propaganda to kill. Think. You've got to really think and dig for the truth, because it's mired in political rhetoric, greed and special interest/hunting groups. Think. About. It.
Jason Lea February 22, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Hi, Lucy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opinions on our forum. However, we do not allow profanity on the site. We do our best to keep it family friendly. Thanks.
Lucy McKernan February 22, 2012 at 03:01 AM
What profanity?
Concerned February 22, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Will so much for well thong out intelligent and super-enlightened responses?


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