LETTER: Enforce laws to keep area beautiful

Reader Barry Sullivan: "We don’t need people coming to this town dumping what they want where they want."

Dumped junk at Central School

Re: “Blewett ‘junkyard’ draws RDCK ire,” and “Izushi Society frustrated by transients in Cottonwood Falls Park

Great paper this time.

Regarding the Blewett “junkyard,” put the cars in a barn and work on them when you can. Enough is enough. It’s about time we did something about people that do this kind of stuff. Respect your neighbours. I have driven past this yard and it is a disgrace. I am sure visitors have said “What an eyesore for a small town” — or any town.

Regarding Cottonwood Falls Park, given the time the Izushi Society has put into that park, we should all be ashamed. We let transients destroy that park and council and police don’t have an answer. We have to go to the extent of rebuilding the park to keep out the people who don’t care about this city. After 9 p.m. we should have police through these parks regularly. It is about time this city does something about keeping this city a city to visit and the parks along with it.

Somebody came over in the middle of the night to Central School and dumped a TV, a chesterfield, and a foot stool off right in the school yard. I have never, in the 15 years I have lived here, ever seen this. The TV is of no cost to drop off at the bottle depot and it’s maybe $4 to take the rest to the dump.

I know it isn’t people from Nelson doing this. So to those doing it, go back where you came from and dump it there. I have pictures of the items left at the school as I live across from it. I know the people will not be ashamed of what they did because this is not the first time they have done this type of thing.

As people of Nelson, along with the council and police of this fine city, let’s not let this become Vancouver. Let’s enforce the law and fines. If they can’t pay the fines it’s about time they do time in jail. We don’t need people coming to this town dumping what they want where they want. The Kootenays are beautiful and I want it to stay that way but I can’t do it on my own nor can the citizens of this city without help.

Barry O’Sullivan

Nelson

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