Thursday, September 10, 2015

Yard Sign Update

It looks as though I will have to place another yard sign order. I am not complaining! I know that we are in this till the end of January, so between the word getting out and the increase of vandalism reports, I better do it soon. Your donation includes free replacements of stolen signs. :)

I do have a favor to ask of the sign supporters. I encourage you to send an email to the Commission that states you have either just posted a sign or have a sign on your property and that the Commission doesn't know your opinion, so a survey should be done of the community. The Commission needs an assessment and it is so easy to do.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I emailed them all. Only Brumfield replied to tell me that the commission decided the deer are a public safety issue, adding "whether 10% or 90% of residents agree with us is irrelevant". You know, because they HAVE TO act on issues of public safety. That they decide are issues. And citizen input is "irrelevant". Wow!

E. T. Gillen said...

Flying bullets and arrows are also a public safety issue, whether 10% or 90% of the residents agree. Hunting on safewalking routes is a public safety issue. Trick or treating should be interesting this year. It starts at 6 PM.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

No kidding, Elaine. If only we were 2 of the 5 Mt Lebanon citizens who can declare something a public safety issue. Deer poop and garden damage, but not arrows and bullets?? Ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

I saw what I believe are two tree stands near the lower end of Lindendale near Cedar. They were three-sided with roofs (God forbid the shooters would get wet). They made my skin crawl. I wish I knew of some way to warn the deer. I also wish I didn't live here.

E. T. Gillen said...

False alarm. I drove over to Lindendale and took this picture that is just below Lindendale and Glaids. It is not a tree stand. I also drove around Public Works and didn't see any tree stands. However, I didn't go all the way down to the end.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Wait, maybe the two tree stands were there because they were ready for delivery. They are probably SOMEWHERE in Mt Lebanon. OMG.

Barbara said...

Hi Anonymous at 7:32 pm:

Thanks for sharing Commissioner Brumfield's reply that the deer are a public safety issue, and that "whether 10% or 90% of residents agree with us is irrelevant." This definitely sheds light into how the Commissioners are thinking about this issue and justifying their actions.

As Elaine said, with archers and sharpshooters, they are introducing another public safety issue into our community to counteract the one they have identified. I for one will continue to use that wording when I express my opposition to lethal methods.

A survey won't just measure whether we "agree or disagree" on whether the deer are a safety issue! It would gauge residents' opinions about proposed measures of managing their numbers, too, as well as public sentiment about lethal control methods and public safety.

I think it's so important to record in any way any safety-related incidents that occur as a result of the archers and/or sharpshooters, God forbid it comes to that. Arrows in yards, wounded animals, wounded deer darting out into roads. Pictures, descriptions, incidents, any of it should be collected and sent to the Commission.

Can we send that info to this blog, Elaine?

E. T. Gillen said...

Absolutely, Barbara! I will start a new post specifically for safety-related incidents that occur as a result of the archers and/or sharpshooters. If anyone has pictures or videos, email me at EGillen476@aol.com and I will upload them to the blog. If there are any descriptions, they can be added a comment. People have volunteered to photograph tree stands. All I have to do is give them the location. Those, too, will be added here.

I emailed some of the commissioners yesterday: "...Also, what is the protocol for residents during the archery season? If we see a deer running around with an arrow in it, do we call 911? Will it be added to the deer [accident] incident report? My address is still listed for August 20, 2014. I never made that call.

There are residents, including myself, who feel that the archery program is a public safety issue. The commission feels confident that the archery program is perfectly safe. If there is a car accident involving a deer with an arrow or if there is an incident involving a pet or a human being, will you stop the program?

I have started my antidepressants again, in preparation for next week's killing. This is a hell of a way to live, Commissioners. I did not take former commissioner Linfante's advice and talk to John in the paint department so that he could help me find paint in soothing colors for my basement. I will be forced to do that when you hire "Bubba with a gun." I refuse to call them sharpshooters, because they are not!

Elaine Gillen"
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Only qualified police officers from Bessemer will be permitted to hunt with guns in our parks.
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2015/09/13/bessemer-police-chief-accidentally-killed-while-cleaning-gun/

Anonymous said...

7:34 am Yes, police officers can make fatal mistakes. My youngest cousin was killed by a police officer who hit her on the side of a road. He didn't see her because he was behind a truck. She was a child. He had to be hospitalized for the mental anguish his fatal mistake caused.