Letters to the Editor

Neighborhood clean-up rules need to change

I am not sure who has made up the rules regarding the residential neighborhood clean-up that happens each year, but things need to be more clear or changed.

This year the ad in The Courier-Herald read that it was for each resident with the exception of apartment dwellers. We, the community members of Mountain Meadows, put out our extra trash only to be told that ours would not be picked up. We are a residential neighborhood. In a phone call to the city garage we were told that because we are a commercial area we are excluded. I am not sure how this could be possible. We own our homes. We pay for our garbage pickup, albeit through the park. Is it not easier for the city to deal with one check than with a check from every homeowner in the park? Does it not save the city money doing things that way?

When I called to question why the extra wasn’t picked up I was told to put the extra in the Dumpsters that we have. Well, we do not have community dumpsters. We have to supply our own garbage cans. The Dumpsters we do have, we are not allowed to put our trash in them.

What is wrong with the city to think that we are not part of the homeowner residents of Enumclaw? We pay taxes on our homes, too. This is a discrimination based on our housing.

Something needs to change to make this a true residential neighborhood cleanup.

Kathy Dell’Osa

Mary Ann Sanborn


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