Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hunting program could start this fall
Almost two years after initial discussions were first brought forward concerning culling a growing herd of white-tailed deer in Avon Lake, city council approved legislation allowing hunting, 6-1. Councilman Larry Meiners cast the lone “no” vote opposing the legislation. The legislation, which has undergone numerous changes resulting in part from hours of comments —often heated— by the public, now permits culling but only by an appointee by the police department, a qualified city employee or a contractual agent. Culling will be permitted in very specific areas. The Avon Lake Police Department would oversee the culling program and already have an officer selected as the probable sharpshooter. Some questions remain, including exactly where …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Revised legislation also prohibits private hunting.
New deer management legislation proposed by the city of Avon Lake on Dec. 3 has significant changes, including adding language that prohibits deer culling near school, day care centers and churches. “If your concern is hunting near school, daycare or churches, that item has been removed,” Councilman David Kos said. Kos had previously asked for an adjustment to the legislation at a November meeting, but did not receive support at the time. City leaders discussed a new ordinance that vastly different than the draft unveiled in November at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting. “It’s changed significantly since we first met,” Councilman Rob James, who is sponsoring the legislation, said. Council members said they made the change after receiving …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hunting? No hunting? Some hunting? Or, add your suggestion below.
One of the hottest topics in Avon Lake, “deer management,” will be discussed at a joint Safety Committee and Environmental Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. The city has been considering a number of options including utilizing sharpshooters, allowing bow and arrow hunting and birth control, to control the number of deer. The issue has brought out supporters on both sides, many of whom are expected to be present at the Dec. 3 meeting, held at 5:30 p.m. in Council chambers at City Hall. We’re asking our readers: What do you support? Take our poll below and share your concerns in the comment section below.