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Letters to the editor – Tuesday (7-22-08)

Trucker hits trouble in neighborhood
I have lived in the Sedgefield Acres neighborhood for more than 20 years. I know about everyone that lives here, or at least I thought I did. There has been a so-called homeowners association for quite a while. Well, I was laid off by Freightliner about a year and a half ago, and I now drive a truck for a living.
The transition from going back to school and getting a job all carried through well until I came back home after being on the road for two weeks. To my surprise, I was greeted by the police. One of the residents had complained about my truck, minus the trailer, being parked on the street. I said, “OK, I can fix that.” So I managed to park the truck in my driveway in front of my carport. I was reported to the police again for having a truck in my driveway. I was told I could park behind the house, but believe me, even if that were possible, I’m sure they would find another issue.
For some reason, we have been targeted by the association for some time now concerning having certain kinds of cars, motorcycles, you name it! We’re a Christian family that has never bothered anyone. We have been victims of burglaries twice, but no one saw anything. I think they could have taken the house from its foundation and no one would have seen it! But it only took about 30 minutes to look up the street, see my truck and have the police there.
There are some good people here, but there are some who have nothing to do but cause havoc on working people. What happened to helping your neighbor when in need or looking out for one another?
ó Max Anderson
Salisbury
Too many details
Regarding recycling in Rockwell:
The “rules” we received from our trash collector, Crash Morrison, were “clean, clean, clean,” with no labels, rings or lids.
This was in addition to being instructed to separate paper and cardboard, bottles, steel cans (no pet food cans) and three different types of plastic bottles. All this using only one 18-gallon bin.
I am with Kathleen Harwood (July 16 letter). After working a full-time job and trying to maintain a household, I hardly have time for all the extra work of trying to recycle.
Nevermind being treated like a child in the process.
Mr. Morrison might get better cooperation from the citizens of Rockwell if he tried a little respect in his business.
ó Linda Taylor
Rockwell

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