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Village backs off geese plan

March 27, 2013

The Village Board decided Wednesday night that it would tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it was “not satisfied” with the option to kill the Canada geese and that other methods should be considered.

During a third public hearing on the village’s plans with the USDA to round up and kill the geese this summer, all but one of 13 speakers spoke out against the plan.

“Start again, and bring the community into this whole equation,” said village resident Gina von Eiff.

Soon after the hearing, Trustee Ilissa Miller sought to make a motion to cancel the $8,700 contract the village signed with the USDA last year.

“It’s a contract I can not support,” said Miller, who was elected in November.
Mayor Norman Rosenblum said Miller was “out of order” in seeking the motion, and the board briefly left the meeting to privately consult with Charles Goldberger, the village attorney.

The board reconvened a few minutes later, and Goldberger announced that the board would speak to the USDA representatives during the work session on April 1, before USDA’s planned presentation to the community.

“We will ask them to consider utilizing other methodologies,” Goldberger said.

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