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Safety Plan for the Comprehensive Goose Control Plan
Two weeks ago, the City of Overbrook released the comprehensive plan to control the geese population at the Overbrook City Lake and the Overbrook Kid’s Fishing Pond. At the first council meeting following the release of the comprehensive plan, the Council reviewed concerns and felt confident that they had been addressed during the formulation of the plan. They discussed the importance of incorporating all aspects of the plan, including the need for public help when it comes time to oil the eggs this spring. They stressed that this will need to be an ongoing effort in order for the plan to be successful. With that said, the Council then addressed what they felt to be the most important requirement for the comprehensive plan to move forward. They wanted to insure the safety of all those involved. The proposed hunts would take place within City Limits and there is a housing development nearby. The Council accomplished this by approving the following Safety Plan:
City of Overbrook
Goose Hunt Safety Plan
For the safety and security of all those involved, hunters, helpers, Police Officers and the public, these rules will be strictly Enforced.
*1-The lake will be closed during the hunt. There will be NO activities allowed on or around the lake during the hunts. Includes the Kids pond, walking path and playground.
*2-A strict limit of 8 registered hunters will be allowed per hunt. All hunters must have the following valid licenses: Kansas Hunting License, Kansas HIP Permit, State Waterfowl Permit, and Federal Waterfowl Permit. They must follow all state regulations. A copy of registered hunters MUST be provided to the Chief of Police prior to the hunt. Overbrook residents who would like to be included in the hunt lottery need to be experienced waterfowl hunters will need to email Dan Shively, hunt coordinator, to be included in the lottery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*3-A minimum of two (2) police officers will be on duty providing security.
*4-Alcoholic beverages strictly prohibited.
*5-A total of four (4) hunts will be allowed, from dawn to dusk on the following dates- Saturday, January 5, 2019, Saturday, January 19, 2019, Saturday, February 2, 2019 and Saturday, February 16, 2019.
*6-Three (3) weeks prior to the hunts, a notice will be published on Facebook and the city website as well as the city newsletter.
*7-Doorhangers will be placed on houses on the south perimeter of the lake the week prior to the first hunt.
Overbrook residents who would like to be included in the hunt lottery need to be experienced waterfowl hunters and have all the licenses and hunting permits that are listed above. A signed release form will also be required. Please email Dan Shively, hunt coordinator, to be included in the lottery at email@example.com.
Any questions can be directed to City Hall, 785-665-7328.
Thank you! Jim Koger Overbrook City Clerk