At a city council meeting Mary Koep told Productive Alternatives their job is to provide services to people with disabilities and was quoted as saying, "That's the mission you should stay with." Who does she think she is to imply that a private organization shouldn't be able to expand their services? Productive Alternatives has been key to helping individuals with disabilities lead a productive life and be contributing members of our area. Is this the attitude our local business owners want from an elected council member? Remember her attitude toward private business at election time.
Place the blame where it belongs
The ducks could have been a child and the seven motorcycles, three cars and one truck slamming into the back end of a car would still have happened because of bumper-to-bumper tail riding! Put the blame where it belongs and not on this gentleman.
For shame on the city, county and company that did the landscaping along County Road 3. They should hide their heads in shame. Every day I drive down Mill Avenue and note if homeowners haven't pulled the weeds that were sown; the boulevard is just that - weeds. Any town with any pride would do something with this situation. I asked the county young man in his truck last summer if they were going to do something about the boulevard and he said, "Lady, if not this, you'd be complaining about something else." Before construction, most boulevards looked pretty good.
Rules of the road
One car length for every 10 miles per hour therefore allowing proper time to stop. If you're paying attention, it wasn't the driver's fault that stopped for the duck that caused the unfortunate accident. You should have had your car under control at all times. It could have just as well been turning left. Just like the headline said on June 16, "Drivers need to pay attention to guess what, driving," especially when I'm driving and turning left into my driveway off of Highway 371.
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