Silly saga con­tin­ues

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

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


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