Geese Feeding Prohibition Dies In Committee

10/18/11 – An ordinance to prohibit the feeding of geese in the city of Beaver Dam died for lack of a motion in committee last night. A caller to WBEV’s Community Comment last month told Mayor Tom Kennedy that feedings have attracted geese to residential areas and cause a nuisance. Kennedy brought an ordinance before the Operations Committee that was based word-for-word on an ordinance in Horicon. Chair Laine Meyer said he was not aware it was an issue and was reluctant to pass a ordinance to stop something that is not an apparent problem. Alderman Matt O’Brion pointed out that a lot of kids like to feed the ducks at Tahoe and Swan Parks and it could be tricky for the general public to distinguish between the two and make policing difficult.