This MNJ Article is missing something?
“Madison Twp. trustees reject drainage ditches”
It should read “Madison Twp. trustees reject drainage ditches and the fact that they can NOT take advantage of those who have been legally put on Community service because they can get hurt?.
What kind of Community service can they provide then, lip service?.
Here’s the ridiculous article!;
MADISON TOWNSHIP — Madison Township Trustees rejected a motion to insert drainage ditches along Timber Road and Mayflower Drive at Monday night’s meeting after several area residents opposed the idea.
Trustees said the motion was the result of a resident complaining of flooding on her property.
“You want to help her and I agree, help her, but why jeopardize all the rest of our lawns for just one person?” asked Lois Ewing, of Timber Road.
Paula Ostheimer, of Mayflower Drive, agreed, stating the ditches would cause “pooling” of water into the area.
Trustees unanimously voted withdraw the motion to insert the ditches and to research Roush’s Run, a reported source of the area’s flooding issues.
“I’m going to get the county engineer down to Roush’s Run to see if there’s something we can do, but I can guarantee you this thing is going to go nowhere,” Trustee Chairman Dave Spain said, adding that the township would not be checking area culverts until the Roush’s Run issue is resolved.
In other business, the trustees debated how to handle reported cases of high grass.
“We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing and play it by ear until it gets done,” Spain said.
“People have community service for (crimes they’ve committed). Would that be degrading to have them come out and mow the lawn?” asked citizen Tom McGinty.
“We’re not going to be responsible if someone gets hurt out here,” Spain responded.
“That would be too bad if a guy got hurt mowing the lawn,” McGinty said sarcastically. “Just keep doing what you’re doing then: Nothing.”
Later, Spain asked McGinty to call the Richland County Sheriff and ask if mowing services are available.
McGinty said he would.
The trustees went into executive session to discuss a disciplinary matter in the fire department. No action followed.