Syracuse, N.Y. - Syracuse, N.Y. - The Syracuse Common Council has voted yes unanimously on a plan to control the city's deer population.
The Syracuse Tick and Deer Management Advisory group recently gave its proposed management plan to the mayor and Common Council. The goal is to cull the deer in an effort to collapse the population of dangerous ticks that are carrying Lyme Disease in the City.
The approved plan involves hiring sharpshooters who would be allowed to kill the animals, with the venison going to a food bank.
The sharpshooter operations would happen at night to reduce the risk to the public.
The Council also approved a raise in parking rates downtown from $1.25 per hour to $2 per hour starting September 1st. There was one no vote from Councilor Joe Carni.
And the council unanmiously voted to spend almost 1 and half million dollars to purchase 41 new police vehicles.