Lorn residents and Maitland City Council will meet to form a management plan for the flying foxes.
Councillors were briefed on the options last night behind closed doors ahead of the regular council meeting.
Habitat modification and deterrent measures are expected to be among the solutions adopted at tomorrow night’s extraordinary council meeting.
Cr Arch Humphery said the residents deserved a solution.
“The plan that has been discussed so far has focused on the bats, but I’ve got a very different slant on this,” he said.
“For me it’s not about the management of bats, it’s about a plan for the people of Lorn.”
Lorn Residents Group spokesman Ron Bown said it was important for people to attend the meeting despite the short notice.
“I’m the same as many people in this case because I’m wondering just what is going to come out of tomorrow night’s meeting and how many people will be there,” he said. “I’m hoping the recommendation echoes what we want, to move the bats on and modify the trees.”
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After the plan is endorsed, councillors will send it to state and federal governments seeking approval to manage the grey-headed flying fox.
Cr Humphery said the governments should not only endorse the plan but explain why the bats were listed as an endangered species.
“If you talk to orchard operators anywhere they will tell you their numbers are not small,” he said.