Thursday, March 15, 2012
No big break plans
My family usually takes a break during Spring Break.
But it probably won’t happen this year – at least for all of us.
Erin left Sunday after church to spend a few days camping with friends.
Close to Nowhere
I love my new rocker!
I have a new rocker in my sewing room and I have a feeling I may be using it a good bit the next couple of days.
I love my new rocker. I had been taking brief naps at my computer desk (never my sewing machine though!) and it’s very uncomfortable.
I recently bought a new rocker for the living room. Currently, we have a very old, gold velvet recliner that was bought for Pop’s grandmother when she broke her hip, 39 years ago. The gold recliner was to go in my sewing room (so I could nap!) and the new rocker in the living room.
I love you, Momma, and I miss you terribly
The yellow pine pollen bloom is the surest sign of spring. For a week or so everything is covered in a thick layer of yellow dust. Then one day a big storm comes through, all the pollen is washed away, and spring is here.
Letter To The Editor
Robbery by water
I am writing this letter in regards to our Marshall County Water Association. I have been a lifelong resident of Marshall County; as a matter of fact, I was here before the Marshall County Water Association was ever put into place.
I have come to realize we are being charged this ridiculous price for these water meters – $640 to be exact. Marshall County Water Association is making their money two ways – one the monthly bill and two on the water meters. It is $640 for a water meter, and if you get behind on your bill for 90 days, they pull the water meter and then you have to pay another $640 to get your meter reinstalled. You don’t own the meter, you rent it.
I just recently purchased a foreclosure home three weeks ago. I called the Marshall County Water Association to find out where on the property I could find the water meter. They assured me that there was a water meter on the property. But as I went to get my water turned on, I was informed that the meter wasn’t there; it had been removed for non-payment from the previous owner. So I have to put up a $640 deposit. My thoughts are that once you pay the $640 for the water meter, it should stay on the property, period – and two, you should own that meter. If I have to pay $640 for a water meter I want to own it, not rent it. If you, the Marshall County Water Association, has to disconnect the water, fine, put a padlock on it, cut it off for non-payment, but to remove the water meter, is robbery to the Marshall County consumers. Not only do you have to pay someone to install the water meter, you also have to pay to have that same water meter removed. That in itself is a waste of money that could be used in other areas of the Marshall County Water Association.
NorthCentral will cut your lights off for non-payment if you get behind, but you don’t see them pulling the electric poles down, plus their highest deposit is $350 and they will work a payment plan out with you. How many people are there in Marshall County who do good to pay for their small bag of groceries, let alone put up a $640 deposit for a water meter? I feel like that if this has happened to me, this has happened to others residents of Marshall County. Come to think of it, Marshall County Water Association is the only water company that supplies everyone with water; we don’t get to pick and choose who services our water needs. So in essence, they have us, the consumer, over a barrel unless you put a well in, and I, for one, am giving this some serious thought. Another problem I have is when they come to set the water meter, whomever is setting the water meter should let the homeowner know they are there on your property to set the water meter and not just start digging. The bottom line is this – if you get your water disconnected for non-payment you have to pay that debt, a reconnection fee, and then pay another $640 deposit, non-refundable, I might add. That means that they keep making money off of that water meter over and over.
So think about that when you have to decide do you put gas in your car or do you pay your water bill. Shame on you, Marshall County Water Association. Anyone interested in starting a petition to change this? I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
News: (662) 252-4261 or email@example.com
Fax: (662) 252-3388
Questions, comments, corrections: firstname.lastname@example.org
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