Buffer baffles me
I live in the south end of the city between Park Avenue and Richmond Avenue between First and Sixth streets and we have not had any mosquito fogging. I understand that someone put in a buffer zone. I do not think that is a good idea as we have two school playgrounds — George Fitton and Harrison — and kids love to go out there and play any time of day, and for them to be bitten by mosquitoes and hinder them from any kind of physical activity, well I just don’t think that is fair. I wish some one would reconsider the buffer zone they put in our area.
We live at the south end of 26th Street. With the first round of mosquito spraying, we were completely missed — no spray, and no buffer zone to worry about. For the second round we phoned the hotline and specifically requested we not be missed a second time. The truck came down (spraying) last night, turned around in the drive across the street, turned off the equipment and left, again missing all 268 feet of property. Trying to do yard work today was impossible! So far have no response from the city.
Ban the buffer zones
Wasn’t last week’s fogging supposed to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Brandon? You wouldn’t know it in my yard! We are still being driven inside by the hungry beasts. Time to eliminate buffer zones unless medically necessary.
Brandon is short of ‘willing’ workers
If, as Mayor Shari keeps saying, Brandon is short of workers, then why doesn’t she and city council do something about it? It is within the city’s rights to raise the “minimum wage” by $1 above the provincial minimum wage and that would bring people to Brandon to work. Also “welfare” should be for those who are physically or mentally “unable to work,” not those that are too lazy to work. Either kick the lazy ones off welfare or give them an eight-hour-a-day, 40-hour-week job sweeping streets or whatever and pay them their welfare by the hours worked. They would soon find a better paying job. This would also lower our taxes.
A very kind gesture
We’d like to thank the people who paid for our meal at the Clay Pot on July 13. It was greatly appreciated!
Scratching in the back
The skeeters are just as bad as before the fogging. Maybe the trucks should go down the back lanes and slow down somewhat.
Bring on the bug spray
The skeeter fogging did absolutely nothing. It is impossible to be out in the yard, just get eaten alive. It is a huge health risk. There should be no buffer areas and the trucks should be out daily.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 24, 2014