Spring reveals garbage

Happy Spring all!

Thought the snow would never go. However, the fellows from the district yard kept my hopes up all winter.

Dear sir,

Happy Spring all!

Thought the snow would never go. However, the fellows from the district yard kept my hopes up all winter.

How, you ask? Well there’s a truck that goes around town that has shovels and rakes sitting up in the back. And the rakes were there when we had tons of snow so I knew the grass would soon be here.

Now the snowbanks have shrunk, the “unsightly premises” are reappearing.

So what’s happening with the by-law you ask? Who knows – guess it will be another seven months before that might come into being.

Glad to hear they (council) plan on – again – enforcing the pooper scooper bylaw. However, at least the poop do eventually disintegrate with rain.

But what about all the garbage? When walking my dogs – with my poop bag – the amount of broken glass, beer and pop cans, paper cups, cigarette packages, bottle tops, plastic bottles and, yes, even a pair of men’s undershorts will never disintegrate in rain, wind or hail.

Would a cemented-in garbage container near park benches help?

I still think that every so often – and especially in Spring – the council should take one day and do a walk about through the community on the sidewalks just to see the amount of garbage left by uncaring people – not dogs!

On another note, I read in the March 30 Sentinel that councillor Halyk doesn’t think the community has a problem with crime, so forget about the public surveillance cameras.

He obviously wasn’t the only councillor to feel this way.

However, I am sure that the City Centre store owners whose businesses were broken into have different thoughts.

I guess I missed the meeting after Mr. Hall was supposed to be looking into cameras for the City Centre area.

Also, during the April 4 council meeting it was interesting to see councillor Halyk still can’t make up his mind how to vote on certain requests – in this case the MESS tennis courts.

One minute he says he will not vote in favour of them, then the next minute he says he would if certain conditions are met. Too bad the TV doesn’t show you how they voted.

Well, enough ramblings for now. Sun’s out so must get yard work started.

Keep smiling,

I’m watching and listening,

Roma Burnett.

Kitimat.