Hennepin Board Hears Concern About Deer Eating Produce

Hennepin Village Board got a refresher on varmints and gun laws Wednesday.

Illinois Conservation Police officer Robert “Leo” Finn met with the Hennepin Village Board at the invitation of trustee Lynne Haage, and provided information about dealing with invasive wildlife, hunting and discharging a weapon for conservation purposes within the village.

This presentation came in response to an individual who is growing produce on farmland within the village who approached Finn, seeking remedy and relief due to the damage deer are causing to some of the crops.

Based on Finn’s information and recommendations, village attorney Sheryl Churney will take steps to review and revise relevant village ordinances as appropriate.

On another matter, Churney indicated that an opportunity may present itself soon to speak with the owner of the abandoned house at 511 E. Sycamore St., to yet seek a favorable resolution to the property’s neglect, before moving to its demolition.

Either way, she is ready to act and will update the board regarding this at its next meeting.

Village engineer Bill Shafer said work on the riverfront steps will begin soon — first across from the grocery store, then at the boat launch, followed by those at the riverfront park.

Source: News Tribune