Letters to the Editor Week of 7/1/19

Press readers

Storing or composting?
To the editor: In response to your “Zoning Dispute” article of June 4, I am requesting a correction to the statement “temporarily store leaves before composting them,” regarding the property on Woodville Road near Bailey Road in Lake Township.
Anyone driving down Woodville Road is able to see the mounds of compost which include yard waste and animal feces that stand as high as the homes on Bailey Road. These mounds have been between Bailey and Woodville since Woodville Road Nursery dumped them over a year ago after clearing the small patch of woods that provided Bailey Road residents with a screen from Woodville Road traffic.
The approved use of the B-2 General Commercial zoning does not include composting or storing any materials. As a long time Bailey Road resident, who, like many, moved to Bailey Road to live in a country-like setting with large gardens, ponds, and yards, we are concerned about air quality, water quality and noise pollution.
Debra Pasch
Lake Twp.

Editor’s note: Jim Mlynek, owner of Woodville Road Nursery, denies material at the property in question is being composted on the parcel and said no animal feces is being placed there. The tallest mound on the property is top soil, he said last week.
The Ohio EPA inspected Woodville Road Nursery on June 13. According to Dina Pearce, a spokesperson for the agency, no compliance issues were noted at the compost facility at the nursery.
“Regarding the yard waste transfer station: formal inspections of yard waste transfer stations are not required; however, Ohio EPA also visited the transfer facility on June 13 and found no concerns. No regulated composting activities are occurring at the transfer facility. Leaves and yard waste are being stored for transfer to the compost facility at the nursery. Also, finished compost and topsoil, which are products, can be stored at the transfer station. These activities are allowed,” she said.

Senseless laws?
To the editor: There are things that are hard to understand. Our laws often don’t make sense in many cases in our country.
It makes you wonder who are these people who write our laws? Did you know it is not a crime that results in an arrest, for someone to hit your car on public or private property and skip the scene even if you’re injured and your vehicle is destroyed?
Also, do you know that insurance companies are allowed by law to use the so called Blue Book to value your car after it was totaled in an accident? Who lobbied the politicians for that law?
Shouldn’t it be based on the condition of the car at the time of the accident?
When selling a used car the auto dealers don’t sell you a car on Blue Book numbers. They sell on condition.
What kind of a person hits your car and demolishes it while you’re in it and leaves the scene?
Larry Erard

Top job
To the editor: I want to say again, the most important job in the world is that of mother. If she does a good job her children become fine adult people. Amen.
Louis Agoston



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