This is what the city council of Dickson and the 120 residents of Dickson have in mind for the ducks and geese of Luther Lake.

The big bird standing can represent Dwight Haynes, Michael Outlaw, Horace Perkins III, Jon Bird Armstrong, Robby Harmon, Joey Turbeville, Betty Lou Alsobrooks and Mike Legg of the Legg Group, killing off the geese and ducks of Luther Lake.

WSMV.com and other outlets are reporting how Dickson residents are calling for geese to be rounded up and euthanized.  The orignal article is found at Dickson to have lake’s geese, ducks removed and euthanized

I’ve not read much outcry from other Dickson residents so it seems to me at least that Dickson is sitting on this. I’ve heard from two but that’s it. Perhaps the council is controlled via re-election by the 120 signatures on the petition. That would explain a lot. Their careers on the council and beyond are coming at the cost of the lives of this wildlife.

The geese are federally protected (which should mean something but not to those above-the-law who chose to live in Dickson near water and if they knew anything abut wildlife, would know what to expect) and want to kill the geese to protect their quality of life.

Public works director Jeff Lewis said the city’s been presented with about 120 signatures from neighbors claiming the area’s overrun with more than 250 geese, many of which have migrated but will be back in the spring.

“The droppings and everything are just so bad,” said Dickson resident Ray Denney. “I’ll be out walking, and it’s even in people’s yards.”

Monday night, the city council voted to enter into a contract with the US Department of Agriculture to corral the geese and ducks in the spring or early summer to have them euthanized. Lewis said the city can’t touch the birds with the Canadian geese and mallard ducks federally protected. He said that’s why a contract for their removal and euthanization through USDA is required.

“If you have to come down your driveway every day to get your mail, you have to change your shoes when you get back,” said Denney. “I’d say it’s a problem, a real problem.”

Lewis said the city has had the birds removed from Lake Luther before in 2008.

Nature abhors a vacuum. If you remove the geese, they will be back. Ohh wait, they did that in 2008 and…in 2015…they’re back. All Lewis and his team are doing is killing for no reason at all and then in another few years he and his lot will kill again and again and again. 

Any high school educated student who’s taken at least 1 natural science like earth science knows that you have to adapt to living around wild life, not exterminate it. But I guess that’s Tennessee’s education at it’s finest as the 120 residents of Dickson who want this don’t know that.  I won’t blame them, they probably just are ignorant.

There is a petition to stop it, it’s worth checking out and signing: Tell Dickson to Leave the Geese and Water Fowl of Luther Lake Alone.

Write ’em, call ’em, petition ’em.  These geese can be saved, this isn’t due to happen for a little bit. You can stop this barbarism.

The Council contact info is as follows from the Dickson City Website:

Mike Legg
Vice Mayor
105 Steven Nicks Drive
Mailing: 319 East College St, Dickson, TN 37055
Cell: 615-642-7629
Office: 615-446-2849

mike@legggroup.com
Served on the Council from October 1989 through the present. Term expires September 2017.
Betty Lou Alsobrooks
105 Del Vista Way, Burns, TN 37029
Home: 446-6856
Office: 446-2849

(mailing): 319 East College St, Dickson, TN 37055
bla1stward@gmail.com
Served on the Council from October 2010 through the present. Term Expires Sept 2019.
Joey Turbeville
637 Old Pond Lane, Dickson, TN 37055
Cell: 931-320-4758
turbeville@bellsouth.net
Served on the Council from January 2012 through the present. Term expires September 2017.
Robby Harmon
104 Annette Drive, Dickson, TN 37055
Cell: 615-289-1936
Office: 615-326-0509
robby.harmon@tristarbank.com
Served on the Council from 2015 through the present. Term Expires 2019.
Jon Bird Armstrong
125 Robinson Road, Dickson, TN 37055
Home: 615-446-2465
armstrbi@realtracs.com
Served on the Council from October 2009 through the present. Term Expires September 2017.
Horace Perkins III
727 Hwy 48 S, Dickson, TN 37055
Home: 615-446-1638
Office : 615-441-6156
Cell: 615-943-5913

hperkins64@yahoo.com
Served from October 2011 through the present. Term expires 2019.
Michael J. Outlaw
208 Castings Drive, Dickson, TN 37055
Cell: 931-623-1013
mjoutlaw208@gmail.com
Served on the Council from October 2009 through the present. Term expires September 2017.
Dwight E. Haynes
414 Cowan Road, Dickson, TN 37055
Home: 615-740-9759
Served on the Council from October 2007 through the present. Term expires 2019.