78.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Monday, November 28, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesLITTLE THINGS COUNT TOO, LIKE CUTTING BRUSH

LITTLE THINGS COUNT TOO, LIKE CUTTING BRUSH

We know Gov. Charles W. Turnbull is wrestling with the big issues he’s Inherited, particularly finding the money needed to meet payroll and pay the government’s overdue bills.
But some of the little issues need attention too, if not from him directly, from his appointees.
Case in point: roadside brush.
We have plenty of people on the Public Works payroll, yet we can see little to no evidence in recent weeks of anyone out on the roads cutting back all the brush that has grown high and wide from all the rain we’ve gotten.
As a result, some of our roads are downright dangerous. Two-lane roads have shrunk to one, or maybe one and a half. Drivers maneuver down the middle of many roads to keep the brush from scratching their cars, which can be very dicey when they come around curves.
Cutting roadside brush doesn’t require an additional outlay of money. It simply requires deploying the existing manpower to do the jobs that the public expects of them.
Those little quality-of-life issues make a difference to people. We hope the new governor will make sure someone in his administration stays on top of them.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.