Letter: City charging for storm sewer use absurd

To the editor:

Concerning the recent story about the city of Seymour planning to charge a stormwater fee, the idea of charging for storm sewer usage is absurd.

When it rains, the storm sewers in our area fill up with foam soft drink cups. Why not charge the soft drink people? And it is usually me who goes out and rakes them out plus the leaves.

After one rain our street was flooded, and I was unstopping the one on the corner. A city truck came by and stopped to help, but instead of taking the trash with them they just left it in the street to get washed back in.

I called the mayor’s office about the sewers. They said it was my responsibility to clean them out. Guess I should turn in my time and get paid.

I have been told our sewers are falling in. Will they be repaired? If so, then start in our poor part of town, not where the rich live. It is like the trash pickup in areas where there are alleys. That is where it belongs, not on the street. It looks like a slum area when they put the cans back down. Half the time they are out in the street. They have no respect for the older people who can barely roll the cans anyway.

Well, that is my opinion.

Rebecca Stamper


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