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Fri., Feb. 7, 2014, 3:40 p.m.

Dalton Gardens Holds Off On Deer

The Dalton Gardens City Council decided Thursday night to send a draft ordinance on deer feeding back for revisions, following significant public comment and council discussions. The public input included some support for the draft ordinance and also concerns about enforcement of such an ordinance. There was also some concern about turning neighbors against each other through reporting violators. Mayor Dan Franklin proposed the council members each forward specific recommendations for changes to the city’s land planner Cheri Howell, and the council agreed to provide the feedback. More than 30 people from the public attended the meeting, many of whom provided comment/David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: In towns like Helena, Mont., deer are such a nuisance that city officials order dozens shot. Is this a better approach than penalizing residents in Dalton Gardens who are feeding them?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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