The Inver Grove Heights city council is considering regulations that would outlaw feeding deer. The city has received a number of complaints about damage to yards from the high deer population.
The city of Inver Grove Heights has more in a press release:
Comments from the Department of Natural Resources indicate that overfeeding of deer may encourage large numbers of animals to congregate in feeding areas making it easier for diseases to be passed among the animals. It can also cause a disruption to their normal travel routes, which in turn may cause an increased potential for traffic accidents.
There are three readings of the proposed ordinance required before the regulations would take effect. The first reading will take place on February 25, with subsequent readings scheduled for March 11 and 25.
The Council welcomes feedback on these proposed regulations. If you have questions or concerns and can’t attend a Council meeting, please call 651-450-2512, or email email@example.com. For a look at the proposed regulations, visit the City’s web site at www.invergroveheights.org.