City Cranky crankster
posted by January 12 at 15:14 PMon
I may have jumped the gun earlier today posting a reader’s complaints, accompanied by documentary photos, about school district employees parking their vehicles on the sidewalk of a school full of handicapped children. Turns out this diligent reader, Tom Bailiff, is a very diligent complainer, having logged regular grievances with the district operations office for EIGHT YEARS. The operations manager, Lynn Good, receives several calls from Bailiff every day. Some of Bailiff’s complaints are technically justified. It is illegal to park on the sidewalks. But since the school was built in 1903, it was never designed with mass truck deliveries in mind. Good says drivers will now begin blocking off the street to make deliveries. From what I can tell, however, most of Bailiff’s issues are bunk. He wants to reopen a road that once divided the playground from the school. It was closed off in the 1970s. For safety reasons. Bailiff also complains about the school removing trees from the property. Turns out Bailiff himself planted the trees—without a permit—in some holes in the asphalt near the school. Apparently, the campus needed beautification. Some people have too much time on their hands.