Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Dust Has Settled... We Hope.

It seems the dust has settled.  Power and phone were restored yesterday to neighbors Upper Mother Grundy.  Mr. Fletcher has agreed to repair the road damage and properly treat the trees that were limbed.  The home owners have their modules delivered, and are looking forward, I'm sure, to establishing real roots in a real home.  I hope they realize no one in Deerhorn Valley has any bad feelings toward them at all.  It was solely Mr. Fletcher's behavior that escalated this incident far beyond what it should have been.  How different we would all feel if the road had been prepared ahead of time, homeowners had been notified, proper lodging had been arranged for the couple without power, and an agreement for repairing the damage done had been forthcoming from the start.

We owe thanks to Supervisor Jacob, the Planning Dept. (DPLU) and the Dept. Public Works (Roads) who sorted out the pieces and informed us what options there were for repairing the damage, and what kind of information was available to assist us (Trucking Permits, load limits, etc.)  We'll obtain copies of the trucking regulations that apply on county roads and private easements, and request copies of the approved permits.  Stay tuned.  I admit my eyes glaze over at those kinds of documents.

In the meantime, if you suffered any damage to your trees, road surface (including drainage patterns), let us know and we'll forward the information to DPLU and DPW.

-posted by Kim Hamilton

1 comment:

  1. Well done! Knowledge is power.

    "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

    (In a letter written in 1900, a year before he became president, Theodore Roosevelt wrote, "I have always been fond of the West African proverb: 'Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far'")!