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Avon Lake set to vote on new deer overpopulation legislation

AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) -

Tonight, Avon Lake City Council will vote on new legislation that will help curb the deer population in the city. 

The ordinance was first introduced back in June to the Environmental Committee. It is a step-by-step plan to help homeowners stop damages caused by deer. 

In the plan, if a resident is dealing with damages from deer they can call the city and make an appointment with the Wildlife Officer. Then, they will be issued a Deer Damage Control Permit, and can then apply to get help from the Police and the Ohio Division of Wildlife

If it's safe, a shooter can then come and attempt to shoot the deer. 

To read the step-by-step breakdown of the potential new ordinance, click HERE

Avon Lake has consistently had a problem with deer overpopulation. Just last month, a woman was attacked by a deer in her backyard. 

Check back with 19 Action News for the results following the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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