Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sales Tax Monies....Better Use?

Hmmm, thinking that our infrastructure might be better served by that increase in sales tax monies. A day like today that saw most of NE Ohio flooded due to sewers that are tied into each other in ways that encourage flooding.....couldn't they use that money to take care of this issue instead? I'd love to know if this is realistic. Peace Out-3C

I did not have three minutes to myself today so no calls to the sewer peeps etc. But, turns out today's newsnet5 website has an article. It's slightly tabloid in nature (quel surpris) but I will let you read and decide for yourself. Now, this really IS my next week's cause. 8/9/07

6 comments:

Wendy Hoke said...

You said, Carole. I live in Bay Village and pay some of the highest property taxes in the region and that didn't stop the six inches of water from flowing into my basement from the stormwater overflow into the sanitary system. Ugh!

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

I am so sorry to hear that Wendy, what a mess! Took time to browse the net on sewers yesterday and it seems Cleveland is way behind the curve on updating them. DUH!

Monika said...

That is just awful...water flooding people out! I can't imagine it all tied into the sewer system like that. Ugh is right!

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

It's a serious issue Moni you are right. I feel badly for all the people who are constantly affected by this.

Cleveland Desi said...

Aren't builders supposed to design sanitary sewer systems with a valve that's supposed to deter this kind of back flow during relatively small rainfall events? Aren't home builders supposed to include mitigating measures in potential flooding scenarios in their construction?

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Desi what you say makes sense to me and because you have so eloquently stated this, I'm going to make some calls tomorrow during regular hrs and see if I can find out more details. I know that if the public infrastructure is not up to par - and most of our communities within Cleve proper are built around the beginning of the 20th century, then it explains a lot. But I am now curious to see what exactly is 'in the works' besides their setting aside of monies for sewer work. Thank you for bringing this up!

And if anyone else can lend some clarity please do!