Thursday, September 1, 2011
Letters To The Editor
I have been disgusted by the amount of trash accumulated on the roadside of Cayce Road for over a year. Finally, I decided to quit complaining and be a part of the solution. For the past couple of weeks I have tried to improve the unsightly mess near my neighborhood.
I called the sanitation department and was told they could not pick up my bags on the roadside, but would remove bags put out beside my trash can at home. I have been hauling the trash back and doing that. A bit more work.
I happened to be picking up trash one Monday morning and had several bags already filled when the garbage truck approached on its usual route. I flagged it down and the workers gladly and cheerfully stopped and loaded my bags into their truck. They were friendly and respectful.
I certainly appreciated the help and was impressed by their good representation of the sanitation department.
Thanks for the help
The poll workers for 3 Byhalia Precinct would like to express our deep appreciation to Larry Hall, county administrator, for providing fans to help cool us during the recent Democratic and Republican Primary Elections held on Tuesday, August 2, and the August 23, run-off.
We would also like to thank Mayor Phil Malone, Town of Byhalia, for providing us with cold bottled water; his wife, Donna, who supplied us with popsicles to help beat the heat; and the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce for providing hand fans.
We appreciate the support of the community and want them to know how grateful we are for all they do.
Our home is directly behind City Hall. We have had problems with people who park behind City Hall hitting the wall surrounding a tree on our property.
Shortly after we purchased our home, Mayor Eddie Smith put old concrete street markers in front of the wall to help prevent damage to the wall. The wall was hit by a city worker one time, and the city repaired the wall.
It has been hit a number of times since that date, causing some damage to the wall. While we were on vacation in July, someone hit the wall, knocking the corner completely off as well as dislodging a cross tie which is used as a landscaping barrier between our lower and upper driveways.
We have written the mayor a number of times asking that the parking behind City Hall be changed from straight pull in to angled pull in or that there be no parking allowed directly behind the building. Doing so would have eliminated the problem we are experiencing with cars backing into the wall.
We applied to the city to have the city repair the wall due to the city’s lack of action in doing something which would have eliminated the problem entirely (i.e., angle parking vs. straight in parking or making it a no parking area).
While we did not attend the Board of Aldermen meeting the evening it was discussed, we were told that His Honor, Mayor DeBerry made a statement that he was “reluctant for the City to repair the wall because it would just be damaged again.”
Yes, Mr. Mayor, it will be damaged again if you and the City of Holly Springs don’t do something about the visitors to the city who back into the wall.
So, to the visitor to City Hall in Holly Springs who destroyed the wall (and you should have had significant damage to your vehicle), we are having the wall repaired. We are putting up metal pipes filled with concrete. If you back out into the wall again, you will definitely damage your vehicle. It is costing us a lot of money which your insurance should be paying. Shame on you for not at least leaving a note or going back into City Hall to tell them that you had damaged the wall.
And, to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, you need to do something about the parking problem on the back side of City Hall. Maybe only allow employees to park in the back and have all visitor parking in the front of City Hall.
At least, if you would do that, there would be no argument as to who has to pay the $800 to repair the wall and who is responsible for its repair!
Response to letter
Please let me add my two cents worth to what Bro. Bridge Muhammad and minister Louis Farrakhan said.
I agree with Martha Hardy also.
President Obama is the best president ever! Since he took office I finally got my disability started.
Now I have Medicaid and my prescriptions are always free. I get help with heat bills and air conditioning bills. Also, I get a pretty good check every month.
Is this the American dream or what?!
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