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Town crews have been seen vacuuming leaves from the side of dirt roads in Putney. Do you feel this is a worthwhile use of the town budget?

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It's a useful service - Glad to pay for it 9 (37.50%)
It's good for paved streets in the village, but not for back roads 8 (33.33%)
Seems like a real waste of money to me 7 (29.17%)
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Town crews have been seen vacuuming leaves from the side of dirt roads in Putney. Do you feel this is a worthwhile use of the to
Authored by: Backer on Thursday, December 02 2004 @ 12:42 PM EST
If there are leaves in or around the road wheather it be dirt or pavement
the leaves my be slippery or could cover up something that you could
drive over like a rock or something...I feel that blowing leaves off the side
of dirt roads is a good use of the town of putney's budget.

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Backer Heller
PO box 262
Putney,VT 05346
Town crews have been seen vacuuming leaves from the side of dirt roads in Putney. Do you feel th
Authored by: Fern on Thursday, December 02 2004 @ 02:43 PM EST
I agree with Backer. Plus, the road crew has so much to do that I
doubt they would ever spend time doing things that waste our money.
Rather than create a poll like this which asks people to vote on an
emotional reaction, I challenge the pollster to do some research.
Finding out more about the leaves on dirt roads and why they need to
be blown away would help us all make an imformed decision.
Town crews have been seen vacuuming leaves from the side of dirt roads in Putney. Do you feel this is a worthwhile use of the to
Authored by: Paul LeVasseur on Thursday, December 02 2004 @ 06:59 PM EST
good to hear from you backer, and fern.
i agree that the town road crews use good judgment in terms of their choices of projects. Backer makes some excellent points for keeping leaves off the roads. and fern's point about researching directly at the source makes sense to me -- it's good citizen pariticipation. a call to the town hall or attendance at a selectboard meeting could easily clear up any questions in the pollster's mind.
paul