At the Aug. 27 town workshop meeting, Town Manager Gary Shanaberger provided an update on the project to deal with vultures that have been plaguing the neighborhood of Oakleigh Avenue, Confederate Boulevard, Martha Street and Patricia Anne Lane.

He had good news, stating that one of the first steps in the process has gone well. Homes have been found for most of the feral cats. He said there appears to be only four left and that they may soon have homes.

As soon as the cat problem is wrapped up, the USDA will come and take over the project.

Thanks to a grant that Roxanne Casto was able to secure with VML insurance, $2,000 went toward the $2,600 cost of dealing with the buzzards.

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