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File #: 19-2086    Version: 1 Name: 11/18/19 Deer Management
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action: 11/18/2019
Enactment date: 11/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-522
Title: Resolution to Extend the Deer Management Program within the City of Ann Arbor
Attachments: 1. 2020 Deer Management Implementation Plan.pdf, 2. Deer Management Program 2015.pdf

Title

Resolution to Extend the Deer Management Program within the City of Ann Arbor

Memorandum

City Council’s original resolution R-15-277 authorizing culling, limited deer management operations to four years, but the authorization was not date specific. The City has completed four annual culling operations to date.

 

In response to the City incorporating surgical sterilization into deer management operations, our permit with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) was converted to a research permit that expires March 31, 2020. The MDNR permit is still in good standing, however it is necessary for City Council to authorize a fifth year of the Deer Management Program for it to continue through the permit’s expiration date.

Staff

Prepared by:                     Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator

Reviewed by:                     Betsy Blake, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Approved by:                     Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, City Council previously authorized City Staff to implement a lethal deer cull for four years;

 

Whereas, Subsequently the City of Ann Arbor was granted a research permit from the MDNR for sharpshooting and surgical sterilization of deer that expires March 31, 2020

 

Whereas, City Council has approved funding in the FY20 and FY21 budget to continue deer management program operations; and

 

Whereas, It is necessary for Council to authorize deer management operations through March 31, 2020 to complete the MDNR research permit; 

 

RESOLVED, That the City Council authorizes deer management program operations through March 31, 2020, in accordance with the MDNR permit.