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File #: 17-1619    Version: 1 Name: 10/16/2017 Amendment 1 White Buffalo and Amend FY18 Budget
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/16/2017 Final action: 10/16/2017
Enactment date: 10/16/2017 Enactment #: R-17-398
Title: Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract with White Buffalo, Inc. for Combined Surgical Sterilization and Sharpshooting Management Services for the City's Deer Population ($35,940.00 amendment/NTE total $205,940.00), Amend the FY18 Budget and Appropriate Necessary Funds ($110,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Amendment 1 White Buffalo 2017.pdf, 2. Budget.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to Contract with White Buffalo, Inc. for Combined Surgical Sterilization and Sharpshooting Management Services for the City's Deer Population ($35,940.00 amendment/NTE total $205,940.00), Amend the FY18 Budget and Appropriate Necessary Funds ($110,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Approval is requested to appropriate additional funding for the Deer Management program and amend White Buffalo's contract for provision of combined lethal and non-lethal deer management services under its MDNR combined management research project permit.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Program Funds were budgeted and approved in the amount of $260,000.00 for FY18 Deer Management Program costs. The same amount was planned for FY19 program costs. To meet the FY18 program objectives, appropriation of a portion of the funds ($110,000.00) originally planned for FY19 is requested now. The additional funds, available in the FY18 General Fund fund balance, would be a one-time expenditure in FY18 and a reduction to the recurring expenditure planned in FY19.

On July 3, 2017, City Council approved a two-year contract with White Buffalo, Inc. for Deer Management Program Services (R-17-258). Funding for these services was budgeted at a NTE $170,000.00/yr. White Buffalo, Inc. is providing deer management services under a research permit granted directly to White Buffalo based on a urban deer management approach proposed to and approved by the City and the MDNR.

The City of Ann Arbor is in preparing for the third year of a four-year approved lethal cull during the winter of 2018 to address the impact of deer browsing in selected areas. The City continues to work under an MDNR issued "research" permit that allows the City to incorporate sterilization of does into the overall program. In addition, the City is increasing its educational efforts and signage as part of a three-pronged strategy to deer management. The City is also continuing to invest i...

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