Letters to the editor, June 28
Hernando TodayAutomated trash pick-up works
Published: June 28, 2012
Published: June 28, 2012
I read Hernando Today's article regarding the automated trash pick-up. I've seen this method in action, and I must say it works great! I saw the system with one driver and a spotter, who made sure the lift was lined up for the pick-up.
There was one bin (black or brown) which was for the normal trash. That was supplied by the company. There was an optional green container which was for yard waste.
The customer paid a deposit for the second can, again, which the company supplied. They have assigned serial numbers.
This system was good because it contained trash, unlike the ramshackle displays we see at some homes. The trash had to fit in the can. The hinged lids fit well, too. Animals couldn't get to the top of these taller containers, much less hang on and open the lid.
This system would eliminate sofas, dressers, televisions and other too-large-for-pick-up items from being left roadside. The bins are plenty large for a normal household's trash generated in the 3 or 4 days between pick-ups.
Using this system would also help small business' such as the handy-man services that are willing to haul off larger items, usually at really inexpensive rates, keeping "some people" from finding the nearest vacant lot and dumping things on them.
I love dogs and when I hear Norman Pallot wanting pit bull owners to get insurance and dogs entering the area in the future to be executed is one of the dumbest things to ever come out of his mouth. Those dogs make good service dogs and when they attack someone it is usually provoked even if it is accidental.
When I was younger my cousin got a pit bull Mastiff for protection. Before anyone was allowed to be in contact, he told us not to hand him anything until the dog got to know us or we would be attacked It worked out well After she got to know you and trust you, she protected you too. The dog was great around children when they were taught how to behave with it
It takes education rather than lumping an entire breed in one basket. Dogs are like people. They are each different and special in their own way. The only thing people have to do is learn to respect them.
Pit bulls are a misunderstood breed. Perhaps each individual dog owner should take responsibility for the behavior rather than instantly blaming the dog.
I remember one time up north a friend had a German shepherd tied up in a fenced in yard that had a beware of dog sign posted, and a teenager went into the yard and got jumped on and managed to get the city to make the dog owner get rid of it
If Mr. Pallot wants to learn about pit bulls, he should watch Pit Boss and Pit Bulls and Parolees. These two groups are trying to clear the animals of their bad reputation.
First he might want to watch Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan rehabilitates dogs and trains people and that sounds like what Mr. Pallot really needs.
Give and take
Dear county commissioners, I would think you could get a more positive reaction from the taxpayers of Hernando County to the small increase to the millage, if you would not only promise that when the economy takes a swing for the better that you will split that increased revenue with the taxpayer, but write it into law.
For every year that there is a revenue increase to the county, half goes into the county and half to the taxpayers by the way of small millage reductions.
In fact this should be made a permanent law, why should the county just take in huge amounts of revenue and waste it on new programs that if we didn't have them already, then we don't need them now?
You have all seen the waste that goes on when you get increases in revenue just by the fact that you were able to cut a lot of that waste to meet your budgets in recent years.
Robert Van Istendal