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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Salisbury's Big Chain Link Smackdown?

What? No chain link vote this week? Pourqoi?

Looks like the City Council has their earsets plugged in as homeowners and landlords complain about the proposed beautification measure by our illustrious Mayor Jake Day. Glad to hear some dragged themselves out from in front of the idiot box to go protest this insidious balderdash full of feel-good goo that makes you have a tooth cavity upon reading it.

It seems last Monday's sessions produced a tabling of the "Chain Link Fencing" caper and may be revisited in mid-July. All the same, let's hope the City Council bounces the idea altogether because let's face it, kids, bullets can't be stopped by vinyl green fencing either.

And to think, no crazies on the downtown plaza with signs and vagina hats...

It's good to see folks taking a vested interest in that little thing we call property owners' rights as per our Constitution; rearing up to say, "Damn the Man" in a stunning fashion. Snaps to the fine citizens who did voice their dismay and here's to many more insane policies we'll have to follow suit with more peaceful protest.

With all the issues Salisbury faces, aesthetics are surely the last thing that should be worrying City Hall dwellers' pretty little heads. If we want to talk aesthetics, I'd rather have chain link fencing than blood on the pavement from shootouts in an O.K. Corral styling crime scene full of spills and chills. I think that's a movie most of us would care not to be represented in real life.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blood on the pavement. Good on. Who wrote this? Truth dripping in sarcasm. I love it!

Anonymous said...

The city is full of chain link fences mostly owned by the city and originally put up by the city or county. around the schools, tennis courts, ball parks all over the county... Parks in general like Dover Dale and Shamrock drive, in the park, what's the big one being put up now all around the board of education building on Long avenue? All around Wicomico stadium and the baseball park right behind it. The elementary schools all virtually have chain link fences. The list is unending. This could be hundreds of thousands of dollars if fake jake gets his way, for the taxpayers to replace fencing.
To no doubt help a friend or donator to his campaign.

Anonymous said...

You know what they say, "fences make great neighbors," even chain link ones.

Anonymous said...

If the landlord doesn't live within the city like mits his/her opinions shouldn't matter. If you LIVE in the city your voice should be heard.

Anonymous said...

Your not kidding that is a big one on long ave going up.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the Salisbury Police Department headquarters on ft. 50 surrounded by a really tall chain link fence?

Anonymous said...

The Thugs are rooting for the solid fences so they can do their business behind closed doors.

Anonymous said...

The chain link he's trying to eliminate is around residential properties within the city limits, period.

Not municipal, not county, not industrial, not commercial, not churches, not hospitals. Only residences. Let's be accurate about what the mayor and council want to do and where they want to do it, just for the sake of discussion.

Anonymous said...

4:07 PM Still a stupid idea.
The city is not a big HOA. And chain link fences do not pose a hazard. Your boss is overstepping.

Anonymous said...

5:22 PM - I was waiting for this comment or one like it.
I don't work for the government. Nobody's my boss. I own a house in Salisbury and have lived in it for almost forty years. I have a chain link fence in my back yard. So do my neighbors.
I agree that it is a stupid idea, but too many people think that it's every chain link fence everywhere in the city.

Anonymous said...

Democrats try to take every right you have away.

Anonymous said...

3:38 some of us may not live in that city but we work and go to that city and that city takes our hard earned dollars when we shop and go to eat etc. just like it does yours. Outsiders help keep the doors open on your businesses. Dont forget that! If a person wants a chain link fence on THEIR property then its not to the city to ban them. Many have them to keep people out of their yards, to keep pets in their yards and out of the streets and not to mention their children. Jake has lost his fool mind. There are more pressing things to be concerned about then if somebody has a chain link fence. Again its ok for me but not for you. Chain link fences are ok for govt offices, businesses, schools etc but not for private residence. What hypocrites. if one goes then so does the rest! good for the goose then good for the gander! Do your job Jake instead of worrying about a darned fence!

Anonymous said...

Forget the fence, dude is a idiot.

Anonymous said...

Not so fast. Remember when the "Free College for Some" plan was voted down by the County Council? Then after everyone thought it was a settled issue, it was voted on again and passed. The Chain Link Fence Gang better not turn their backs on Jake "The Vinyl Snake" Day just yet.

Anonymous said...

Just st don't try to use a restroom in any of your local convenience stores, seems to be a problem with finding deceased patrons overdosed all over Salisbury. Farm store, two overdosed on parking lot shore stop, on and on but don't have a fence up around your property, you have to prioritize people

Anonymous said...

Chain link saves lives.

Anonymous said...

We just want our city to look more affluent than it really is. Please order more lipstick.

Anonymous said...

"It's not about aesthetics or what people think looks attractive. It's the appraisal industry has said these are the things that will cause your property to be devalued or appraised for less," Day said.

How much less?
And how much less for the adjacent and nearby properties?

Anonymous said...

Which councilman suggested it be tabled - deserves a medal! Joe, can you find it for us and let us know who really has our interests at heart?