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Montgomery

Muskrats causing damage in far west side Montgomery pond, village board told

A resident of Montgomery's Balmorea subdivision has notified village officials that muskrats are causing damage in a stormwater detention pond in the subdivision.
A resident of Montgomery's Balmorea subdivision has notified village officials that muskrats are causing damage in a stormwater detention pond in the subdivision.

Muskrats in a storm water detention pond on Montgomery's far west side are a concern to at least one homeowner in the area.

Village board member Steve Jungermann told his board colleagues Monday evening, Sept. 9, a resident of the village's Balmorea subdivision at Dickson and Galena roads told him that muskrats are causing damage in one of the subdivision's detention ponds.

Jungermann noted that Pizzo and Associates of Leland, the private contractor that maintains storm water detention ponds in the village, is responsible for trapping and removing the rodents.

Mark Wolf, director of public works, told Jungermann that Pizzo and Associates hires a subcontractor to trap muskrats in the fall.

"They do that to utilize their funding so they can do a large area all at once," Wolf said. "If it is done sporadically throughout the year it is more costly for the trapper."

Wolf told Jungermann that he would obtain the trapper's schedule for the fall form Pizzo and Associates and forward it to the board.

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