Storeowner complains ordinance is “a load of manure”

Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 02:59 PM.

BONIFAY — Local resident and store owner Lori Paterson came before the Bonifay City Council during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday to address concerns with the previous rodeo and request that preparations be made for the upcoming rodeo, especially in regards to manure.

“I understand that the city has ordinances against having horses on the streets,” said Paterson. “This is a health hazard and it’s appalling how the city deals with the manure. We have children who go out and play on the football field who get welts and have medical conditions that are aggravated by the manure.”

Paterson then went into photos of post-rodeo clean up.

“There’s grease imbedded in the sidewalks bringing ants right in front of our shops,” said Paterson. “There’s melted candy and cigarette butts. I’ve been providing trashcans and trash bags, but that’s not my job.”

She then went into the cigarette butts clogging the flag holders on the sidewalk, making it difficult to keep the American flags from touching the ground or falling out during occasions they’re put out, like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

“What’s the point in having these ordinances if they aren’t enforced,” said Paterson. “It’s a load of manure.”

After she brought out a petition of 150 signatures, the council Paterson asked what the petition was requesting that the council do.

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