Saturday, May 1, 2010
CATS AND WEEDS
First the big weed “problem” It seems that the very same people have to be sent “cut your damn weeds you lazy shit” type notices each and every year. These same people also don’t cut their grass again until they receive yet another notice from the City. The public works department is apparently being overworked because of these notices so they want to just send out one notice and have that be it for the whole year. Don’t cut your weeds and they can send the public works people to do it and place the bill on your doorstep. I nearly got a tear in my eye when I heard about all the bother Peterson and Jenson have been subjected to over the years but do wonder what is wrong with actually doing something for a change when it results in about $3,000 in fines revenue each year added to property taxes plus the revenue from those that actually pay their bill. Come to the council meeting on Monday at 7pm if you have an opinion as the “new improved” weed ordinance will have its first hearing vote. I may just go and “suggest” that the only change that really needs to be made is with Peterson and Jenson’s employment.
A few people have requested that the City Council look into amending the doggie ordinance to include cats. Testimony was presented by a “cat lady” that cats were being abandoned all over town and she desired to see cat abusers get a big fine and maybe a little time at the pillory or something equally as harsh. After hearing some cat “horror” stories councilman Tretheway thought maybe the city could just add cats to the dog ordinance and state that all cats be under control of the owner, I.E. a cat leash law. Tretheway also stated something to the effect that this would be like the dog ordinance; have them on a leash, in control, or locked in your private yard. “If the animal can’t be kept under control, they can’t have it” she stated. I can just see it now, here kitty, kitty; let’s go outside in the yard and do your business but remember don’t go outside the fence. Tretheway went on to say that cats running wild pose health risks like rabies and other nasty plagues on society. What is this woman smoking?
Well at least we can be thankful that Mayor Time has put her in charge of the zoning committee instead of that semi-competent Brekke because we know nothing intelligent will happen now to irritate any new property owners and nothing will be accomplished. It is painfully obvious to everyone attending any council meetings that Ms. Tretheway is in way over her head. But on the bright side, at least Mayor Tim pleased fellow democrats Woody Woodwick, Bob Kaul, and Jimmy Tripleanus by doing their bidding and getting that pesky republican off as chairman. It’s back to all about partisan politics here at City Hall once again.
See you at Monday night’s council meeting. Weeds, Cat leash law and Medical Marijuana on the screen with the committee meeting starting at 6pm. Bring popcorn!
Yep, I can see on U-tube that the leash thingy should work. Don’t forget to take your poop sack with you on your walks so you can be responsible for you cat and cleanup after they do their business