Thursday, January 13, 2011
The glass recycle bin is next to the bustop along the highway. It's not quite as neat, clean and tidy as the village dumpster sites, maybe because it's on the bigger road? You're not asked to separate out colors of glass...just dump it all in there, making it really easy to recycle. Other municipal services include mowing and trimming along the public areas of the village streets. One day I heard what sounded like a chainsaw buzzing all morning from the direction of Christiane's house. I asked her about it later. It wasn't a chainsaw, but rather a leaf blower. She told me that once all the leaves fall the village hires a man to come and clean them up on and along all the roads. He did a great job; there wasn't a leaf to be seen! This is local government at its best, I think. You actually get to see your tax dollars at work.