SILVER LAKE — Village Council members said they favor implementing a deer population control program in a specific area and will soon examine a revised proposal for such an effort.

Council members on May 15 said they wanted to set up a deer culling program on village-owned nature reserve property behind Village Hall and are now working on fine-tuning a draft ordinance that, if approved, would implement the initiative.
“That seems to be the consensus,” said Council President Jerry Jones (At Large), after several Councilors expressed their thoughts. “Do something back here [behind Village Hall], with the bow hunters … it gets down to how do we handle that with regard to the [Ohio Department of Natural Resources], whatever rules they may have.”

Council member Christopher Scott (District A) said, “We can start there and see if it has an effect.”

Jones asked Council members to review the draft ordinance issued by Mayor Bernie Hovey several weeks ago and send their suggested revisions to Solicitor Robert Heydorn.
“They are now reviewing the draft legislation that has been presented to them, and are expected to make comments about any changes they wish to make to it,” said Hovey in an email to the Falls News-Press on May 25. “I expect this to be done at the June 5 meeting.”
Hovey said if Council reaches a consensus on what should be in the legislation, “it’s possible that a revised ordinance may be ready for their review for the June 19 meeting.”

See the May 28 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.