To the Editor:
This is to advise the Claiborne County Sanitation Dept. that the county needs to insure the safety of all residents as they drop trash at their local Convenience Centers.
This morning (Thursday, June 21) I attempted to drop one bag of garbage at the New Tazewell Convenience Center and managed to severely sprain, strain and/or break my left ankle for the SECOND TIME in as many years AT THAT SITE.
Apparently, whoever deems it safe to fill potholes with large grade gravel (no chip, no tar, nothing) should be informed of the unsafe nature of doing so in such a high traffic area.
When I broke my ankle at your Convenience Center the first time, I chose not to sue the county for medical expenses, loss of wages and pain and suffering.
At this time, I have yet to decide whether legal charges will be brought against the county – on my behalf and on the behalf of others who could just as easily be injured in the same way.
Does it really take a brain surgeon to reason that potholes in a gravel lot should not be filled with loose, large grade gravel that does little but camouflage the potholes? Come on. Use the sense God gave you!
New Tazewell, Tenn.