Pesticide Committee Would Bring Stakeholders to the Table

The Village Board hopes a potential committee will develop a pesticide policy that addresses each group's concerns.

The Whitefish Bay Village Board hopes to reach a consensus on the hotly contested issue of pesticides in public parks by bringing together stakeholders to develop a plan that addresses concerns from both sides.

After holding a listening session in July, the Village Board met Monday night to discuss, among other issues, how it should proceed with the input gathered from the public hearing.

Trustee Jay Miller proposed a committee of stakeholders be formed to reach a consensus and recommend a policy to the Village Board. Miller said the committee could be led by staff members from the village and the school district and could also include representation from Whitefish Bay Soccer Club, Friends of Bay Baseball, Duke Pride, Whitefish Bay Little League, Healthy Communities Project and the Whitefish Bay Garden Club.

In the meantime, Miller suggested pesticide applications scheduled for Sept. 27 be canceled at Klode Park, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"klode-park"} -->, and . All other parks and green space receive an annual liquid application of weed and feed — with an exception for the playground areas at and

Alol September 19, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Enjoy that cancer in a few years, WAD. Hope you have a good health insurance plan in place before you're diagnosed.
Mr. Wonderful September 19, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Shorewood went pesticide free a few years ago and the public areas look fine. Check out River Park by Spector - I think it actually looks better than it ever did. @AWD - As far as being an "any-Pesticide Nazi", it really boils down to this: just because you are spraying pesticides on your lawn, doesn't mean they stay there. It rains and spreads into the surrounding areas and water ways. So likewise, keep your agenda off my property as well. I realize your funny post is meant to get a rise out of people, but look at the lake and the effect pesticides and fertilizers have had on it.
Alol September 19, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Yeah, and thanks for that cancer in advance, AWAD. Can I send you my hospital bills?
Jenny Heyden September 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM
How many women and moms are dying of cancer in our area? How many families affected by cancer? Why are we not hellbent to finding out why the rate is so high here? Would seem to be in all of our best interests. This is interesting. http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsanto-weedkiller-and-gm-maize-in-shocking-cancer-study/232603.article
Bob McBride September 19, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Find the answers, then start banning stuff. Jumping from a study on rats in the UK to WFB's pesticide policy leaves open the possibility of missing the mark by a long margin.


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