The Lyme Disease Study Committee provided the Board of Selectmen a report at the BoS meeting on 2/5 of their program for the past year, and were voted authority to continue their same program for another year.
- 26 deer were culled this year, versus 29 a year ago
- there were no issues and/or complaints
- more properties were added
- more hunters were added
- 15+ illegal tree stands were discovered and ordered removed (illegal hunting is occurring in town)
The committee noted that their goals remain focused on Lyme Disease, but they are also concerned about the public safety of 45 deer car crashes per year, the destruction of the forest habitat by overgrazing, and new tick borne diseases.