Township supporting goose control measures

December 13, 2019

The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees on Monday, December 9, approved a resolution supporting efforts by local lake associations in the township to seek goose population control efforts as authorized and permitted by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The DNR requires that local lake associations seeking to conduct goose control measures receive approval from the municipalities in which they are located through a local resolution. The resolution doesn't pertain to any goose control measures on its own behalf.

Bloomfield Township Clerk Jan Roncelli said lake associations seeking the resolution do so on a four-year basis.

“Every four years we revisit this resolution," Roncelli said. "The lakes that want to go out and do a goose round-up of the eggs have to attach a resolution to their application. We have lakes that do this sometimes on an annual basis, sometimes every couple years. This resolution is for 2020 through 2023."

Roncelli said the lake associations are responsible for submitting permit applications and other paperwork to the DNR, as well as for adhering to state guidelines for goose control measures.

The resolutions pertain to associations for Echo Lake, Forest Lake, Gilbert Lake, Hammond Lake, Heather Lake, Hunter Lake, Island Lake, Kern Lake, Kirkwood Lake, Lower Long Lake, Meadow Lake, Minnow Lake, Orange Lake, Shorewood Lake, Sodon Lake, Upper Long Lake, Wabeek Lake and Wing Lake.

The board passed the resolution unanimously.

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