Thursday, March 7, 2013
Helicopter survey deemed necessary prior to start of culling program.
If you see a helicopter flying overhead this week, don’t be alarmed. The helicopter, which will include an Avon Lake police officer, will be flying over Avon Lake attempting to count the number of deer inhabiting the city. The city is waiting for the first snowfall, which enables the helicopter’s occupants to more easily spot the deer. “We will be seeing a helicopter; it will be flying in a grid formation recording deer,” Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka said. When the count occurs depends on the weather. On March 4, Zilka said Wednesday was a possibility due to potential snow, but on March 6, his office said a flight wasn’t scheduled because of lack of snowfall. The city has put aside $4,000 for the helicopter survey. They have contracted with …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Mayor discounts "regular 4:30 p.m. flight" over the city.
Responding to concerns that Cleveland Clinic helicopters were causing disturbances to residents in Avon Lake, Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka met with Clinic administrators this month to discuss the issue. The Cleveland Clinic's Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, located in Avon, opened an emergency room on Sept. 5 that included a helipad for transporting patients. Zilka said he met with staff members at the Clinic on Jan. 8 to discuss flight times and paths. “The (designated) flight path is along I-90 as patients are transferred to Cleveland,” Zilka said. Zilka said he had heard complaints from residents of a regular 4:30 p.m. flight over Avon Lake. “Records do not show a regular or even intermittent flights at that time,” Zilka said. The …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Hovering helicopter will be flying around Avon Lake for a few weeks.
For the next several weeks, residents in Avon Lake may see a low flying helicopter above telephone lines. The helicopter, pictured, may hover at any time for closer inspection. Haverfield Co. will be performing helicopter inspections on all CEI (Cleveland Public Power) transmission lines, beginning Monday, Feb. 21. Inspections will continue for several weeks.
Councilwoman Jennifer Fenderbosch said the helicopter will be flying slowly (25-30 mph) along the lines. City officials said the helicopter is white and blue with the registration number N371EE.