Promises but no action

Holes in bike lanes in Willoughby are marked, but remain unrepaired.

Editor: On Sept. 12, I wrote a letter (published in The Times Sept. 19) in which I asked a rhetorical question about the workings of the Township. I’ve seen no feedback in the paper but think I’ve answered my own question. They don’t work.

Around Sept. 1, I notified the Township about two dangerous holes in bike lanes. Nothing was done about them. On Sept. 13, I went back with photos. I received an email from the engineering department, asking that I resend the images. I  also received an email saying they would be repaired within a maximum of 10 days.

It is now the second week of October, and more than 10 working days have gone by. I still see Township trucks driving around, but see very few stopped with working crews. Those I do see with men outside a vehicle  are usually gathered in a circle talking, undoubtedly about something important. There are no tools visible, just idling  trucks with lights flashing.

The Township must run courses to train employees how to stand around idly without feeling guilty, or maybe it’s something that you acquire over time. Whatever it is, it burns me to see my tax dollars being used up so casually.

Maybe on further perusal, I’ve misunderstood the reply I received. It does not say anything will be repaired, just that I’d get a response.

The only action taken was to send out the gremlin with the fluorescent paint to spray brackets around the hole. Of course they did that on 70 Avenue, east of 204 Street, early in the summer. So far, the residents and the sun have done a fine job of reducing them to vague faded marks but nothing’s been done about the actual problem.


Jim Weatherdon,


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