Letter to the Editor: Trash receptacles an inconvenience

Who is the “brain” in City Hall who suggested removing the community-type dumpsters and replacing them with individual residence receptacles? In my book, that ranks near the top of the list of all-time blunders.

What were once nice-looking neighborhood streets are now decorated with green monsters two days out of the week. Was no thought ever given to how streets would look with these things lining the sidewalks?

It reminds me of the slum areas of New York City I lived in during the 1940s and ’50s. (Maybe still so today. I haven’t been there in years.)

I was out driving on a windy day recently and noticed some of these things were blown over and either dancing in the street, on someone’s lawn, or blown over on their side where they stood, seemingly begging to be sent back from whence they came.

And I ask this: How does City Hall expect seniors to lug these things down to the curb, especially in the presence of snow and ice?

Is the city expecting a windfall to pay for all the broken hip lawsuits against it?

Instead of such “niceties” on which to spend money, why doesn’t Mr. Brain consider repaving some of the horrific streets around town when money is available?