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PKS NOW REQUIRES THAT BAGS OF HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE BE PLACED IN CONTAINERS

Scott Sherrill - Thursday, December 21, 2017

At the December Board meeting the Commissioners took action to require that bags of household garbage be placed in containers and not left on the side of the road in plastic bags.  Coyotes are feeding on these bags, and as we deal with the concerns of coyotes in Town one of the most important recommendations from biologists with the NC Wildlife Resource Commission is that we remove food sources for these animals. 

Over the past decade we have established two convenience sites to allow our second homeowner property owners to drop off garbage and recycling prior to leaving PKS.   These are located at Town Hall and at the lot next to the Public Safety Building.  These are open 24/7/365 to PKS citizens only. 

Pls help us deal with the coyote issue in Town by preventing them from getting an easy meal in the middle of the night.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT IN PKS; COYOTE MSG #2///P.R.E.A.C.H.

Scott Sherrill - Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,

If you did not see our email of 29 November regarding our campaign plan for coyote management in PKS, pls see below.  Our plan is called Operation P.R.E.A.C.H.  Last time we reminded everyone that the “P” stands for Pets.  We want everyone’s pets to remain safe, and offered some suggestions for this.

This message focuses on the second letter of our campaign’s acronym.  “R” stands for REPORT.  A group of your fellow citizens (the Wildlife Action Committee) have volunteered their time to help us track and record information on coyote sightings in PKS.  With this information we will be better able to zero in on problem areas in Town where food sources are being inadvertently provided, or perhaps dens are located.

Action requested: if you see a coyote, please let us know.  We ask that you do this by sending an email to Ms. Natalie Gabble (at cc).  She will provide you with the email address of your Wildlife Action Committee representative and you and he/she can then trade information.  The information our Committee representatives will try to record is on the attached form.  This information boils down to this

  • the name of the person who saw the coyote (we only want first person reports)
  • The location/date/time/weather conditions
  • Actions taken by the person who saw the coyote
  • The coyote’s behavior
  • Any special circumstances surrounding the sighting

 Form to Report Sightings