My husband and I are experiencing a new kind of road rage. There are two reasons. One reason for the rage we feel is when we come up the hill on our pretty country road and see that some idiot has dumped their old living room furniture a block from our gate. Last week two people dumped big chairs on the side of the road. Twenty feet in from the road is garbage spread all over containing big red plastic party cups and all the trash from someone’s little get together. The second reason is, we have a bunch of four wheelers that constantly rut up the roads right after the county comes out to grade them.
Homes are having a hard time keeping their values no matter how hard home owners work to keep homes and streets looking good. Many of the homes in Williston Highlands are beautifully kept, and one would think people would respect the effort, but within a few feet there will be someone’s dumpings. It is costly for us to take your trash, furniture, garbage, beer bottles, tires, air conditioning ducts and what not to the dump. There is usually at least a four to five week wait for the county to get out here to pick up the big stuff, like refrigerators and furniture. I’m embarrassed to have my family and friends see this trash when they come to visit.
Taxes are high and services are low in spite of the promises our elected officials gave when they asked for our vote not long ago. We who live in the vicinity need to help and support each other, not dump garbage on neighbors easements. The sheriff’s deputies have told us several times that they can’t do anything because they have too many square miles to cover. Maybe some of those square miles are more important than Williston Highland’s square miles, but our tax dollars should count for something.
The next subject is the four wheelers that are illegal on county roads but run freely and ruin our roads with their love of going around in circles in the middle of the road. Donuts. The sheriff says they really can’t do anything because they are always someplace else. It’s against the law for us to do anything that would help keep those vehicles in their owner’s yards. It’s against the law for them to be on county roads. What is the answer?
I am going to be polite and just ask people to not to dump trash on anyone’s property other than their own, or drive four wheelers on county roads. I see people flying by my gate, way over the speed limit, in big trucks. When four wheelers are doing their donuts on the blind side of the hill I live on, whose fault would it be if they got hit?
Joe and Pat Graves