MIDDLETOWN – The Geese Police will be coming to a Middletown neighborhood near you.
Mayor Joseph DeStefano will ask the common council to approve a contract between the company and the city to assist in controlling the goose population in city parks.
The original request came from city Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Christine Brinkerhoff. “Geese Police uses trained border collies that will deter geese from being in our parks,” she said in a recent letter to the common council. “The goose population is destroying the cleanliness of our parks and creating a health hazard to residents using Watts Memorial Park, Fancher Davidge Park and Maple Hill Park.
The cost of the contract is $6,400.
Each summer the goose population increases in parks across the region. Some communities control their Canada goose population by employing the addling method of shaking eggs or coating them with corn oil to prevent air from penetrating the shells.