Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Report Approved -- Committee Disbanded

Last night the Deer Committee voted unanimously to approve its report to the Board of Aldermen. The final report with recommendations can be read here. Please note that the report is advisory only. BOA and Mayor will determine whether or not the City of Shelton will implement deer control.

Having accomplished its goal, the Deer Committee will be disbanded and all future meetings canceled.

The Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in the process, including our guest speakers and members of the community who attended meetings and provided feedback.

The report is now in the hands of the Board of Aldermen.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Draft Report Released

The Deer Committee has released its draft report in advance of its next meeting, at which a vote may be taken to approve the report.  As always, the public is invited to comment. The meeting will held be on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:00 pm in City Hall Room 104.

The report summarizes the Committee's findings about the impacts of deer in Shelton and contains management recommendations which include bowhunting on suitable open space properties. The report will be presented to the Board of Aldermen after it is approved by the Deer Committee. The Board of Aldermen will determine which, if any, of the management recommendations the City of Shelton will implement.

The report may be read or downloaded by clicking here.

How to comment: For comments to become part of the public meeting record, residents should either attend the meeting in person and ask to speak during the public portion, or send written comments prior to the meeting that include your name and address. Anonymous comments will not be accepted. Direct comments to Teresa Gallagher, Conservation Agent, or by regular mail at City Hall, 54 Hill Street, Shelton, CT 06484.