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City needs to tackle tumbleweeds


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Today, the 7th day of January, 2018, it was my privilege to run over my first tumbleweed of the year on South Sunset Avenue at the Lions Hondo Little League baseball park.

Before the season is over, you can rest assured that the tumbleweeds will continue to hound the traffic and residences that are plagued year after year, after year, after year, after year. The weeds come from the city property to the city limits west. Before it is over the alleys will develop barricades through to Poe Street. While, I do appreciate the fact that the city does send two days a week the trash trucks that will crush the tumbleweeds year after year, after year, after year, it is time that the city do something to stop the weeds from traveling throughout the area.

Last year, I went to the city office and talked to Mayor Kintigh and explained our problem. The very next day a crew with a dump truck and front loader arrived and loaded six truckloads from Gayle Street to Poe Street. It was the first time in my memory that the city worked the alley. How about a 6-foot fence from the park to the flea mart?

I do expect that the city will do something this year to stop the tumbleweeds year after year, after year, after year.

Phil Pantuso

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