Silly saga continues
On Baird Rd close to the level crossing on the right-hand side heading into town is a large clump of bamboo.
Every year this bamboo lifts the pavement causing it to crack.
This section is duly replaced. Over the years this has become traditional.
Bamboo grows, pavement cracks, pavement replaced.
This year we have added interest, the bamboo and other vegetation have caused a blind spot and traffic emerging from Dalmeny St cannot be seen.
So what do you think the council does?
It erects a sign. A sign depicting a truck, which is intended I assume to suggest that trucks may be emerging from the blind spot that is now Dalmeny St.
So now we have, bamboo grows pavement cracks, pavement replaced, sign, which has been thrown down the bank, replaced (they are usually only embedded about 25cm).
There must be quite a pile of signs from the level crossing down there.
Why not just fix the problem? I must be missing something here; it all seems so simple.
Kill the bamboo and restore vision on a blind corner and save on pavement replacements.
One last thing, I do not enjoy writing these letters to the editor but I feel I am provoked.
I see so many things around the town and district I find wasteful and idiotic.
I am surprised at how tolerant Tokoroa people are. R Freeman