How Can This Matter Be Closed?
Whispering Pines officials: If you are not going to enforce the laws that are on our books, then get rid of our code enforcer, police department, town manager and village council, and save us all that money. A village clerk can hire outside contracters to meet our daily needs, and the county sheriff’s department can protect us.
In Portland, Ore., a man urinated into a reservoir, so the city officials emptied it of 8 million gallons of water because of possible pollution, and found and charged the perpetrator. By comparison, we have piles of dog feces all over Whispering Pines that we have to navigate through daily, especially if the neighboring dogs have chosen our properties as their special places.
The EPA and the CDC are well-documented to have found dog feces to be health-hazard pollutants equal to toxic chemicals. Not so with Whispering Pines.
A resident who has tried for six months to get the village to end the fecal health hazard in front of her house was told (in an email dated June 21, 2011) since there was a police investigation (which ended without producing any results, solutions or perpetrators), and since the Nuisance Committee found abandoned dog feces did not constitute a public nuisance (Hello — Whispering Pines, see Ordinances Ch. I, Sec. 1, Item g. No. 3), the town manager “will not utilize any more village resources in this regard at this time” and “considers the matter closed.”
The problem is unresolved, ongoing, and in Whispering Pines, illegal, so how can the “matter be closed”? I refer you back to my first paragraph.
More like this story