elderly crippled guy doesn't hate Danville, he grew up in, and has retired
to, Danville, Virginia.
He Loves Danville!
|However, he does have a bone
to pick with the City of Danville, or more precisely,
Public Works Department, who has harassed him for years, over his yard.
He has been cited numerous times, and on several occasions,
even had the city bring undocumented Mexican workers, who spoke no English,
on to his property, tore down his fence, kicked his dog, cut his grass,
and then send him a bill that would choke a horse!.
I might add, that he has
no desire that the Public Works types cite the neighbor.
has gone on while his next door neighbor has a yard much
than his. He has also been cited for his car parked in his driveway, being
inoperative; while his neighbor has had inoperative cars parked in his
driveway for the last twelve years.
I mention that his neighbor works for the City
Before they took his car, he was told by
these people, that if he would send one hundred dollars ($100.00) to the
City Treasurer, that he can keep his inoperative car in his own driveway,
for a year. My guess is, the $100 is for special rose colored glasses for
the inspector, Mr. Ferguson, that make the car magically appear 'operative.'
What makes this so egregious, is the fact
he happens to be disabled and cannot cut his yard himself or deal with
his car. He must hire people to take care of these things for him--that
takes time and costs money. Sometimes it's a choice between cutting the
grass or eating three meals or two. On top of that, he was given only 7
days to cut his grass, Hell, it takes him 2 days just to change his adult
emailed Mr. Ferguson, et al. explaining his situation. Not hearing back,
he assumed that he had time to take care of things. He was wrong. Without
a word, they came on his property and took his car.
He contacted the Director of Public Works,
Mr. Drazenovich, and told him of his situation, and that he had emailed
Ferguson, et al. to which Mr. Drazenovich said that emailing was not an
acceptable way to communicate. The elderly crippled guy, pointed out in
his emails, that because of his strokes, he was unable to communicate aurally.
If emailing is unacceptable, why have an email link on the Public Works
When your grass grows to an arbitrary height,
they mail you a certified letter informing you and threatening you that
you've got 7 days to cut your grass, or else!
If that wasn't enough, to shame you in front
of all the neighborhood, they plaster your house with a bright day-glow
orange poster, a "Scarlet Letter," reiterating that same intimidating message.
Makes you wonder, just who's working for
Lincoln said: "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test
a man's character, give him power."
tells me, these little bureaucrats have way too much power!
from the elderly cripple guy, to Danville's Public Works Department:
You have taken my car, you've forced me to kill all of my green grass,
I'm in debt, and my health has been affected--thanks to you.
else do you have in store for me?
only have a short time left, can't you people leave me alone...
"Why won't those Public Works Clowns leave
me the Hell alone?"
Hate Danville, VA!