Wednesday, September 08, 2010

HOA residents told garbage pick up their problem

Subdivision residents appeal for service they didn't get

Meredith Baker was happy and excited on the day in June when she and her family moved into their new house in the Country Meadows subdivision in the Village of Hamburg — until she found that there was no one to pick up the garbage.

“I called the village the next day and said, ‘What day is our garbage pickup?’ ” she said. “They said, ‘What are you talking about? We don’t pick up your garbage.’ ”

Then she called Ryan Homes, the builder of her house, and asked whether the homeowners association picked up the garbage, and she was told she would have to buy the service herself.


Anonymous said...

What happens when a public government thinks and acts like a business? NO GARBAGE PICKUP!

It begins to "sell" individualized products and services, with all it's business overhead costs of cost and pricing analysis, etc -- on a for-profit basis. And yes, marketing, if you are not a monopoly like public government.

But, that is not the true function of a government, which was so well stated in the Preamble to the Constitution. Read it -- establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, promote the general wellfare, and secure the blessings of liberty.

Beth said...

Hey, who cares if trash will pile up everywhere. At least no one will paint his house pink.