Langley Township gets ready to intimidate homeowners
Editor: Recently, there appeared on my front steps a pamphlet from the Township. It was a stern message about using my Green Can, bylaw No. 4845, etc. I’m sure most homeowners in the Township received this pamphlet.
Its message sounded threatening, so I read it over very carefully, as I do not always have a need to use my Green Can. I have a compost.
I felt quite intimidated until I read the note at the bottom of page 2. This indicated that I could still use my compost, as it is still the most cost-effective way to dispose of uncooked fruits, vegetables, and lawn trimmings. I also use my compost for coffee grinds, old napkins, etc. I assumed this to be okay.
Relieved that I was not breaking bylaw No 4845, I then sat back in my easy chair and started to read the local paper. I nearly fell over backwards when I turned to the Township Page in The Times.
There staring at me was an example of a sad face sticker that the Township is now going to issue to all who do not put out a Green Can on garbage day. I was horrified.
What am I to do? What will my neighbours think of me — A bylaw breaker in their midst?
I’m sure the bylaw officer will be cruising the neighbourhoods looking for sad face stickers, ticket book in hand. It is just a matter of time before the bylaw enforcement officer hands me my ticket. Oh the shame.
I am so confused.