Enough about the garbage totes already
Can we get off of this subject already? The totes are here and they are here to stay. The town has held more meetings with residents about garbage totes than probably any municipality in the world has. Why do you ask? Because the town actually cares and values residentís input but that input is getting a little extreme.
If it isnít the color of the totes, or the size of the totes, or that the tote tops are left open after the sanitation workers pick them up, residents have something to complain about.
Itís just a garbage tote.
A garbage tote is really not going to make or break the Town of Cheektowaga. Isnít there anything else constructive that residents can say to the board? Every single meeting I attend the only thing residents want to talk about is garbage.
Iím sure there are plenty of things that are going on in the community that we could discuss. Perhaps suggestions on how to improve the townís way of life, or how the town and the school board should work together to improve childrenís safety in schools. Just anything besides those chocolate brown garbage totes.
I actually admire the town board for being as patient as they are when it comes to matters like this. They have to answer the same questions and complaints over and over again and they do it in such a professional manner. I know that it is their job to be professional and polite but just attending these meetings and listening to these residents make the most ridiculous complaints can make anyone want to scream.
As Iíve stated, I firmly believe in freedom of speech and I firmly believe in anyoneís right to ask a question but I just think that there are many more important issues at hand than meaningless garbage totes. It does not matter what color the totes are; they are merely used to put garbage in, not to look decorative. It doesnít matter how big the totes are. They are not heavy, if you do not want to put that much garbage in them, then donít and it certainly doesnít matter if a sanitation work leaves a lid on one of them open once in a while; at least you know that your garbage was taken out when you look outside.
Get it together residents. Itís a whole new year in 2013. Letís not do anymore trash talking.