Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New locations of parks UPDATED

Twin Hills Park is back in. Someone contact the Scott Commissioners! Scott Commissioners have been alerted.

Also included are the Golf Course, McNeilly, the Conservation District, Robb Hollow and Public Works.

In the parks, hunting will be Monday through Friday. Allegedly, there will be police officers doing the archery in the parks. 

There are 18 private properties, with six are ready to go.  It isn't six properties. It is six neighborhoods. John Bendel promised to alert the school district of the 18 areas. He didn't know for sure if there were any commercial properties. He believes they are all residential properties. Bendel also promised to post No Hunting signs in the rest of the parks.

Commissioner Fraasch held up a Bow Hunting notice.

The archery was approved. The commissioners authorized MTL officials to issue a RFP for deer culling services utilizing sharpshooters to reduce deer-vehicular accidents, property damage, and nuisance complaints involving white-tailed deer. I knew it wasn't just about car accidents. It is about gardens and lame deer sightings. Because of these new elements, Commissioner Fraasch added Agenda Item 19, asking for a survey to be done so that residents could weigh in. It was voted down, 1-4. 

Regarding sterilization, Coleen Vuono and Steve Silverman voted against starting the process of submitting a proposal to HSUS and the Dietrich W. Botstiber Foundation. The commissioners are taking a risk by starting the lethal methods of deer management, even though that was one of the stipulations made by the Foundation - to take all lethal methods off the table. We are not the only community competing for this. We would have been number 1 on the list. By the way, Coleen Vuono is an evil person. Steve Silverman is a coward. A young woman was crying after the meeting and wanted to speak with Steve Silverman. He ran out of the room and slammed the door behind him. He ducked out and went down the steps to come out on the lower level of parking garage. Yes, Steve, that was me in front of the Municipal Building calling down to you and saying "Run, Steve. Run."

Yard signs are available. Archery will start on September 19 in six neighborhoods. We do not know where those neighborhoods are.

Update September 9, 2015 8:58 AM I sent this email was sent to the commissioners on September 9, 2015 at 3:50 AM. 

Commissioner Vuono,
I noticed that you were not in Executive Session with the rest of the commissioners. Why weren't you representing Ward 3? I also noticed that you have not attended the last two Traffic Board meetings of which you are commission liaison. Why is that? Please read the quote from Keith MCGill concerning Lyme Disease. It is in the June 22 meeting information and is also documented on the municipal website.

Commissioner Silverman,
You sure left in a hurry after the commission meeting. A constituent was in tears and wanted to speak with you. Slamming the door behind you and ducking out the back was cowardly. Shame on you.

Commissioner Bendel,
Thank you for adding No Hunting signs to the remaining parks. I wish you had allotted more time for HSUS. I think Susan Morgans spoke as long as HSUS. I want to thank you, along with Commissioners Brumfield and Fraasch for keeping an open mind toward sterilization. I hope you haven't jeopardized our chances to work with the Foundation and HSUS by beginning yet another lethal program. 

Finally, you really don't have any idea of what the majority of people think about deer. None of us do. It is unfortunate that you don't want to find out.

And yes, I'm still awake. There are others like me, who cannot sleep because of your decision to use arrows and bullets in our densely populated municipality.

Elaine Gillen

Update September 11, 2015 4:55 PM False alarm. I drove over to Lindendale and took this picture that is just below Lindendale and Glaids. It is not a tree stand. I also drove around Public Works and didn't see any tree stands. However, I didn't go all the way down to the end.


Anonymous said...

Great picture here:

Anonymous said...

This is the most irresponsible decision these clowns have made yet. Let's solve a problem the safest way we can & it would be free. This was a no brainer. They could have looked like heros! Something very fishy is going on with this commission.

Anonymous said...

Yes, exactly, 8:45. Absolutely nothing to lose, and everything to gain, if the goal is indeed reduction in deer population. I'm beginning to wonder. Media coverage has made the situation seem so dire, that we don't have a moment to lose in addressing this dangerous situation. NO! No time for a survey! They will multiply exponentially in days. Commissioner Brumfeld is definitely not the brightest bulb on the tree, and fed into that sentiment last night. But no one mentioned the fact that Mr Mattox made ZERO commitment about reduction numbers. NONE. While Jody is spreading out his cement (or whatever bad analogy it was he used), this program could have gotten under way. And why is the name of all that is holy NOT survey the residents??? Honestly, if all the information was presented, and all the residents surveyed, I would feel at least like we aren't being governed by an elite few.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, by voting in favor of the disastrous archery hunt, the commission has closed the door to donor funding/HSUS sponsored programs for non-lethal methods. The HSUS proposal is now off the table.

The commissioners had to choose last night whether to kill or not kill. They chose to kill. That is a future here, folks.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Jody made the comment on the "cement" because some of the signatures consenting to the neighborhood cull are pending or were done with reservations. Has anyone seen the document neighbors have to sign? Just curious. Those ought to be public records, right -- signed and unsigned. Taxpayers have footed the bill for this ordeal so it seems the public has a right to know.

Anonymous said...

8:45----I think that this commission is also a no-brainer. The commissioners are also corrupt. Dumb and corrupt. Great combination.

Anonymous said...

8:45/12:11 - They make promises to powerful groups or people and then they will go to ANY LENGTH to fulfill those promises. They do not govern for the greater good. They are out for themselves and their own political careers.

Anonymous said...

Taxpayers also have a right to know the addresses of all private hunting lands. Public safety dictates that we are told that information.

Anonymous said...

What a sad political aspiration. To become a Mt. Lebanon commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Stupid is as stupid does!

E. T. Gillen said...

Watching my commissioner in this video gives me chills. http://mtlebanon.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=279

Anonymous said...

It's unfathomable to me why John Hayes needs to keep writing articles about this in the PG. He just wrote one yesterday and here is a new one.


Here's is what I would write: "The idiots are going to kill the deer or at least, they will try".