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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trash service ‘ain’t broke’

  • I have watched with interest several of the meetings of the appointed trash service committee as they were are broadcast over the City Channel. It appears to me that they are trying to find a fix for a problem that don’t really exist

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  • I have watched with interest several of the meetings of the appointed trash service committee as they were are broadcast over the City Channel. It appears to me that they are trying to find a fix for a problem that don’t really exist. I can only think what the old timers used to say, IF IT AIN’T BROKE DON’T FIX IT. Yes, I think we have some problems but the City Ordinances and personnel already on the payroll should be able to fix the problems. As to the dumping of personal trash in business containers, that could be cured by some locks on the containers and controlling who has keys for the locks. As to the damage to the city streets, I can’t believe that the local trash trucks are heavy enough to do any more damage that the other construction trucks that use our streets everyday. I will agree that the trucks used by the out of town services are not only large enough to do some damage and they should not be allowed to use those oversized trucks in order to carry enough fuel to not have to refuel locally.
    The other problem with the large trucks is they make a lot of noise traveling as fast as they do and pay little attention to the other traffic or yield signs.
    I hope that after the fiasco of many people using their time to fix something that isn’t broke the city commissioners will look differently if and when the final plan is submitted to them. IF IT IS NOT BROKE DON’T FIX IT. The city should not be in the collection or billing for trash service, let the local business people handle it.
    James L. Belew
    Pittsburg
     
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