Editor, The Spotlight,
I am sure we have all seen the piles of leaves along Bethlehem’s roadways over the past few weeks. This is a new experience this year, as we are used to seeing leaves picked up on time and before the snow arrives.
Last week, at the town board meeting, Supervisor Clarkson excused this problem by citing “global warming”. He said, “… the leaves are staying on the trees longer (than they did years ago).”
As a taxpayer, I would like to see the Town and the Highway Department deliver on the services I pay for. As a resident, I would like to see this safety hazard removed — my car has skidded twice on wet leaves at intersections, nearly leading to a collision. It is also unsafe for the students to walk to school on sidewalks that have wet leaves. It is very slippery when leaves are decomposing. Not to mention, my lawn is dead where the leaf piles sit.
As a voter I would like to hear our elected public servants do something more than make excuses. If other towns in our area can get leaves off the street before it snows, why can’t ours?
Karen Kermani, Bethlehem