No Love in the Small Town

datePosted on 10:10, December 7th, 2012 by Small Town Mommy

We want to succede.  Not from the United States but from the Small Town.  The Small Town doesn’t love us.  How do we know, you ask.  We are the forgotten part of town.  We live on the wrong side of the tracks.

In fact, for the past year and a half, we have been literally cut off from the rest of town by the tracks.  There was a bridge that crossed over the tracks but that was taken away.  It was supposed to take 6 months to fix.  Add almost a year and you get to what actually happened.  The Small Town didn’t even try.

Not only didn’t the Small Town try, but it didn’t even make arrangements for emergency services to reach us.  We discovered this when my neighbor’s yard caught on fire.  It took 45 minutes for the fire department to get here.  Fortunately, the adults in the neighborhood got together and were able to put out the fire without help.  It is truly like being a pioneer.

Then there is the electricity.  We have the unpleasant distinction of being the last part of town to get power returned.  Yes, I know someone has to be last but does it always have to be us?

We pay our taxes.  We regularly vote.  We participate in the schools.  We are just as good as the other side of the tracks.  Why are we so forgotten?

 

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8 Responses to “No Love in the Small Town”

  1. meleahrebeccah on December 7th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Seriously… what is THAT about? Can you write to the Mayor or someone in charge of something and demand changes? Seems CRAZY to me that someone had to wait over 45 minutes for emergency responders. Their whole house could have burned down. Or worse. And, also you really went FAR too long without electricity. And that seems to happen to you A LOT.

  2. Pricilla on December 7th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Time to stop paying taxes until services are returned.
    I am a rebel goat

  3. Leanne on December 7th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Oh, dear. That sounds depressing. I’m with the goat though, ask for a tax refund for the services you’ve paid for but ARE NOT getting. Nothing gets action faster then threatening someones $’s.

  4. Ann on December 7th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    oh that really stinks. Sounds like you need a rebel goat on your side to straighten things out

  5. Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on December 7th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    You totally deserve some kind of tax break – or just a break. STAT. :)

  6. Melissa on December 9th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I would use your power of vote to get what you want. Go to public meetings and make it aware your vote will go to the candidate that will take care of this mess. Public shaming always works well too. Contact the press.

  7. blueyes on December 9th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Hold out on the taxes until you get some response. That’s like if you rent and something goes wrong and the landlord refuses to fix it, you stop paying the rent until it is done. You have legal course just like anybody else.

  8. Lin on December 9th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    You and your neighbors need to make sure you are not forgotten by going to every town meeting, every event in your community, and every opportunity to meet elected officials–including calling them when you aren’t getting action on your side of town. It’s the squeaky-wheel theory and you’d better start practicing it NOW. Unfortunately, that is the only way to get things done–you have to make sure you are HEARD!

    I hope it gets better for all of you on that side of town soon.