In response to Michelle Shenker’s letter about the rounding up of 100 plus geese (I had actually been told that the number was greater than that – more like 200) that were taken away to be killed in late June, the Commission should look into a non-lethal remedy called “Away With Geese,” which I saw used in Lake George for both residential and public properties. It is guaranteed and does no harm to any living creature. And it works.
I, like Ms. Shenker, knew nothing about their decision because we did not know that this issue was being decided and the Commission felt that this was the best solution to our geese problem. I know the Commission devotes personal time and energy to improve the lake, and certainly is correct about the lack of attendance, but with a controversial subject as the mass slaughter of wildlife, there should have been some form of simple public notification, either by putting up 8×10 announcements either in the post office, Facebook, etc. And the public needs to attend these meetings.
This decision had also occurred in Cornwall and the residents had it overturned. Monroe appears to have been successful with oiling the eggs. I want the Commission to know that their caring and their efforts are truly appreciated and I am aware of being a “Monday Morning Quarterback,” but this was a serious issue that needed to be put forth to the taxpayers of Greenwood Lake.
So, what is done is done, but this should not happen again. Let’s find other humane remedies to rid ourselves of our geese.