2013-02-09 / Editorials & Letters

Reader appreciates Lamb’s letters


I first want to say thank you for the letters from Charles Lamb. I always look forward to reading them.

I live on Ohio 256, just east of Baltimore and I am not happy with the water department nor the Village of Baltimore. Having never owned a factory or corporation of any kind, being threatened with the EPA is not something I thought I would ever have to deal with. That’s exactly what the village water department is doing to get all nonresidents to sign up for the new sewer line.

What makes me so angry about this is Baltimore smells like a burnt pork rind most days from the paper mill factory and let’s not forget the acres of farmland we are sounded by that are routinely treated with pesticides and weed controllers. Yet, it’s my family’s excrement and use of Drano that is going to get the EPA’s attention.

I’m surrounded by high tension wires, an existing pipeline and a pipeline yet to come. I highly doubt that the village cares about any health hazards my family might already be exposed to. Yet, when it comes to the $40 a month they stand to collect and the hope that my property will become incorporated, the water department and the Village of Baltimore, will not be stopped.

I encourage other nonresidents in this situation who feel the same to voice their complaints.

Colleen Gibbs
Walnut Township

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