We, the undersigned residents of the Village of Ottawa Hills, petition the Village Council to reconsider its plan to expend Village funds for the purpose of culling deer. We are opposed to any such culling program unless it can be factually demonstrated that the deer population in the village has become a serious threat to the safety of village residents or to the health of the deer herd. Moreover, we are opposed to any culling program that does not have a clearly stated, scientific plan for monitoring the effectiveness of the program and thereby the longterm effectiveness of deer kills. The program as currently conceived encumbers taxes for a program of dubious benefit without end.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ON-LINE PETITION IS NOT A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND IS INTENDED ONLY AS A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE PROPOSED CULL.
THE PAPER PETITION BEING CIRCULATED IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND THOSE SIGNERS NEED TO BE REGISTERED VOTERS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY CONFUSION.