Silver Lake -- Another discussion regarding a potential deer population control program will occur at Village Council's next meeting.
Mayor Bernie Hovey told Council on March 20 that an Ohio Department of Natural Resources representative will attend the next meeting to discuss and answer questions about a deer culling proposal. The state official will visit with Council on April 3 at 6 p.m. in Village Hall, 2961 Kent Road. The public is invited to attend. The regular Council meeting will follow at 7.
A few months ago, Hovey gave Council draft legislation on the deer issue and asked them to decide if they want to move forward with the plan. No decision has been made. Under the draft ordinance, residents would apply for a permit to allow hunting to occur on their property and must use bow and arrow hunters that are approved by the mayor.
However, Hovey on March 22 told the Falls News-Press that if Council decides to move forward on the issue, "the present draft legislation will be either amended, or replaced. What was given to Council some time ago was basically 'boiler-plate' legislation intended only to generate discussion." See the March 26 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.