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Let’s talk trashTo the Forum:
Let’s talk trash — the kind that is ending up along our roads, by
streams and reservoirs, along our pristine hiking trails and everywhere
else it should not be to ruin the beauty of our paradise island.
even more specific, there is a favorite “dumping” place
everything from car engines to tires, batteries, TV sets,
refrigerators, household garbage to derelict autos.
“place” is on Kainahola Road around the reservoir and where I go on
my daily walk. This area surrounded by streams, rolling green pastures with
cattle grazing and the majestic Makaleha mountains with waterfalls cascading
down its crevices is one of the many beautiful spots on Kaua’i and should never
be contaminated by waste deposited there by unthinking humans.
question is, what do we do to solve the problem? I notice that after
auto part or sack of trash is discarded there, a great amount of dumping
follows. Because of this, I regularly call head of county roads to report the
mess and request the clean up.
Sometimes the trash is gone within two
days, but other times it takes numerous calls and many weeks to have the mess
Here are a few solutions:
1. Have the police patrol these
areas on a more regular basis, catch the
violators and put teeth in the
$1,000 litter law that is on the books.
2. If the police are too
understaffed to do this, have the county crews
pick up any litter on a
3. If these two options fail, then how about allotting a few
dollars to the
millions Wally Rezentes found to fund a gargantuan pay raise
for the mayor
and 32 other administrators to fund a position (police or
solve the problem?
Our property tax was just
increased, our gas tax was increased and our
vehicle weight tax was
increased. If these tax increases are not going for
the maintenance of the
beautification of our island, for road repair, beach
parks and recreation
upkeep, then where is this money going?
And, if we cannot maintain and
upkeep what we have, then why is our mayor traveling around the world promoting
more people to come here? If you can’t figure this out either, call our mayor
(241-6000) and maybe she can tell you.
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