I'm back to square one on the clean up of the narrow piece of property belonging to LSSC. It parallels my home and lot and continues to be an eyesore. I've watched with great interest as abandoned properties and those properties that are eyesores are slowly being cleaned up. If one is a property owner it is his or her responsibility to keep the area free of trash and debris, the grass cut to an appropriate height, and to provide a method of ridding the area of standing water. This is apparently not going to happen to the above mentioned property. If it is a town policy to maintain property then why is everyone not held to regulations? The statement was made that a board member walked over to view the area in question. He said that it wasn't as bad as he expected it to be. I believe he was seeing through rose colored glasses. I also have a number of trees pulling from the spill bank and leaning toward my home. The representative from the DNR informed our school superintendent that he saw no concern. A few weeks ago he had met with me on sight after a tree had fallen and said he could see why I was concerned. There is not another area in this town that matches the plain ugliness I see everyday. As always I have a back up plan. It will be costly but worth every penny. A six foot privacy fence between the eyesore and my well maintained property. Another plus to privacy is not being able to see any persons from sporting events relieving themselves outside my back entrance.
Tawni is a retired Linton-Stockton Elementary School teacher. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.