Cloverdale is infested with starlings every evening just before sundown. These pests land in our trees and roost through the night. The net result is a large deposit of bird droppings below and in the immediate vicinity of the trees in which they roost. This has quickly become a health hazard.
Your HOA Executive Board has sought and has found a solution. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wildlife Services provides a service to address this widespread problem.
USDA Wildlife Services will:
1. Find the location of the place where these birds are feeding during the day;
2. Gain permission from the land owner of those fields to execute the population management plan. (These birds will roost in our neighborhood at night and die);
3. For three days after application of the toxicant, go through the neighborhood and gather the caucuses from our yards.
We have contacted the local USDA office in Elkins, WV. They have agreed to help Cloverdale using their “Population Management”
This service is not free.
USDA Wildlife will provide this service for not more than $2000.
This expenditure is not a line item our 2015 approved budget.
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit your individual approval by vote.
The expenditure will come from the “Deferred Maintenance” funds in our Budget, and will not require additional fees from the homeowners.
Please provide your vote, YES or NO, by return E-mail
or by calling any member of your Executive Board on or before the end of the day on Sunday, February 8, 2015