January 26, 2006
Some Lake Monticello residents looking for relief from a deer problem are going to have to wait. The Board of Directors voted to deny a proposal that would have hired sharp shooters to get rid of some deer. Several residents in the 4,000 home community complained deer were ruining their property. But the board decided this was not the time.
"If we embark on a kill program, it must be viewed in the long term from a cost standpoint as well as a deer control standpoint," said Board Member Kirt Doersch.
The proposal would have cost the community about $20,000 a year for several years. The Board said they will consider other measures to reduce the growing deer population.