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Common Courtesy has vanished in this city...

June 11, 2010

What has happened to our nice quiet town? It has vanished. We have been forced to put up with people whom have absolutely no common courtesy- what so ever.

From neighbors who abuse the lack of a noise ordinance, to those who feel they do not have to abide by the laws. For example, stopping at stop signs. I have been in too many close calls on Woods and Tess Corners due to the arrogance of other drivers. I actually chased a man and his wife down after they almost collided with a Jeep. I am guessing their speed was close to 50 mph. Who knows, they probably just came from the bar. After all, it was 2 PM on a Saturday....unreal.

I used to ride my bike up to Piggly Wiggly (when it was on Janesville Road) and now that I live on Tess Corners, I don't let my kids even ride on that street. People drive extremely fast and don't even consider that a child may be on the road. It's time to lower the speed limit to 25 and maybe add speed bumps. And the biggest culprits are the fire fighters. I understand that a call is very important, but racing to get to the Monthly Monday night meeting is uncalled for. I have seen these guys go at least 70 mph down Tess Corners on a call. If someone were to be backing out of their driveway near Gaulke, they would be hit and probably killed.

For those of you who deem it necessary to cut your lawns with industrial lawnmowers at 6 am...you are an annoyance to the public. See Ordinance below:

(10.01 PUBLIC NUISANCES PROHIBITED

No person shall erect, contrive, cause, continue, maintain or permit to exist any public nuisance within

the City.

10.02 PUBLIC NUISANCE DEFINED

(1) A public nuisance is a thing, act, occupation, condition or use of property which shall continue

for such length of time as to:

(a) Substantially annoy, injure, or endanger the comfort, health, repose or safety of the

public;

(b) In any way render the public insecure in life or in the use of property;

(c) Greatly offend the public morals or decency;

(d) Unlawfully and substantially interfere with, obstruct, or tend to obstruct or render

dangerous for passage any street, alley, highway, navigable body of water or other

public way or the use of public property.)

And then there are those who like to cut their grass/snow blow and aim their machines in to the streets. I was hit with snow last winter by a man who was snow blowing his driveway. I almost went off the road. So, I stopped and let him have it. I am just waiting for the inconsiderate fool that is cutting his grass, to hit me or my kids while driving by. Imagine driving along and a sharp stone or rock flies into your vehicle and hits you in the head. This could kill someone. But, who cares! Apparently nobody, I see it too often.

Think. You are not the only person existing. Have some common sense and common courtesy. Its people like the ones mentioned above that have created the terrible world we live in. When are you going to wake up? Teach your children to be better people and think about others before yourself (as our ancestors did).

As a Veteran, I am appalled at what I see every day. Just inconsiderate people everywhere and they are just ignored and allowed to go on living that way. It makes me think, why did I defend a country so full of disrespect and lack of appreciation? And we wonder why other countries find us disgusting.

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