Clarkstown Board of Education members agreed to hire three different firms on a trial basis for managing the influx of geese on the Felix Festa Middle School, Clarkstown North and Clarkstown South high school grounds. The original proposal before the board called for hiring one firm for all three campuses, but the board decided to move on the recommendation to retain three different firms.
Fair Game Goose Management Service, Inc. of Congers will be hired to work on alleviating the geese problem at North High School. Clarkstown Assistant Superintendent for Business John LaNave said the district received information from other geese management firms and will select two for geese control on the other campuses. He said future plans include geese management programs for the elementary schools.
LaNave said the geese removal firms should begin work in a few days. The district will spend $4,680 for an eight-week program. He said it would require an ongoing financial commitment.
“A 12-week program in the spring and a 12-week program in the fall seems to do the trick,” said LaNave. “It’s the kind of thing like a utility bill you have got to put it into your budget and you know you’ve got to do it regularly.”
The Clarkstown North PTSA approached the board in August and asked that action be taken to reduce the number of geese on the school grounds and fields.