Blown away

This letter goes out to all of you who rake or blow the leaves from your property onto our municipal streets

This letter goes out to all of you who rake or blow the leaves from your property onto our municipal streets. Oak Bay bylaws prohibit this.

The municipality puts ads in this paper at this time each year asking us not to follow this practice.  The leaves get into the storm sewers and cause serious problems.  Worse, from my perspective, it makes cycling very, very dangerous.

If you pile leaves in the street rather than on your property in anticipation of the crew coming around to pick them up, I challenge you to write a letter to this paper explaining why you think you have such a right.

Dave Secco

Oak Bay

 

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