Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Muscle Needed in Ordinance
Woodstock must need more muscle in its ordinance that prohibits the discarding of junk at the curb in front of the house. Check out this discard. It's in front of 336 Lake Avenue, on the way from the Square to 3 Brothers Restaurant.
I first saw it on Tuesday and reported it to Woodstock's Code Enforcement Officer.
If he follows the rules, I guess he'll have to stop by, greet the property owner or tenant, explain the ordinance, issue a Warning, and then wait ten (10) days before he can take further action, such as a citation.
So, do the hundreds of drivers passing this ugly commode have to endure it for ten more days?
The City should be able to issue a warning and tell the owner he has 24 hours to get the junk off the parkway. And then issue the citation the next day, if it hasn't been moved. If he put it out for some trash hauler to collect, it should be put out only on the day scheduled for the pick-up.
Maybe some good-hearted soul will stop by with some dirt, stand it up, fill the bowl with dirt, and pop in a few petunias.
© 2008 GUS PHILPOTT