I then proceeded to ascertain what was going on. The Bibb County Work Crew was marshalling their staff and equipment to remove trash. Enough trash in front of a private dwelling to average about four foot high and cover the right-of-way for at least seventy feet. I then started to see red.
I took these pictures and E-Mailed them the afternoon of May 15th to the appropriate County Commissioner. We all know that these officials have been busy with the Fiscal Year 2008 Budget so I expected that a reply may take a few days.
While our Commissioners were engaged in establishing the 2008 Budget with the published goal of no Tax increases I do have a concern. How can a private property owner have a county work crew, county equipment and a dump truck make at least three trips to haul away the trash over a period of at least three hours?
I did ask this question of the Commissioner involved for this area of Bibb County. The question and pictures were forwarded to an Engineer. I am waiting for an answer.
The following is my first E-Mail to the Commissioner which was sent on May 15th:
Is it the policy of the Public Works Department of Bibb County to clean up heavy trash, debris, limbs and such that a home owner piles along the entire front of his property at no cost?
My Concern is that today a Work Crew from Bibb County Public Works is removing several trucks of such trash from a private home here in West Bibb County.
One Short wheel base dump truck, one back hoe with an attachment to load trash on the truck. People include the truck driver, the back hoe operator, a ground crew member and also what appears to be a Safety Man.
They arrive on site at about 9:00 A.M. this morning and are still functioning here at almost 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 15, 2007.
Or is is possible to have a County Work Crew and Equipment provide this service and the Home Owner pays for the service?
In any regard, I look forward to a reply on this matter. It just does not appear correct to me. Thank You.
I feel that two weeks is ample time to expend on developing an answer for my questions of May 15, 2007.