Government Briefs 07.11.13

East Hampton Town

Wildlife Group Does Not Endorse Deer Plan

    Bill Crain, the president of the East Hampton Group for Wildlife, appeared before the East Hampton Town Board on Tuesday to request the removal of his organization’s name from a recently adopted town deer-management plan, which it does not endorse.

    Among the management strategies included in the plan are increased hunting and a deer-culling program. Although members of the Group for Wildlife participated initially in development of the plan, “We want no part of this cruel plan,” Mr. Crain told the board.

    The wildlife group recently issued a pamphlet titled “Deer and You: Learn to Appreciate and Live in Harmony With White-Tailed Deer,” which contains facts about deer, Lyme disease, and preventing vehicle-deer collisions, as well as suggestions of deer-resistant plants.    

Nonprofit Grant Applications

    Nonprofit organizations that provide services to residents of East Hampton Town may apply through Aug. 16 for 2014 grants issued through the Department of Human Services.

    Applications can be downloaded from the department’s section of the town Web site, at town.east-hampton.ny.us, or picked up at the department’s offices at the senior citizen’s center at 128 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton, where they must be submitted.

    Those with questions can contact Liliana Rodriguez at the Human Services Department.