Letter to the editor: Pedestrian fears in Unity
I’m wondering why a 76-year-old man who has lived in Unity Township all his life pays taxes.
I have lived in Edgewater Terrace for 29 years. I have complained for years, to no avail, about cars going through stop signs and speeding, since my house is in the middle of two stop signs, one in front of my mailbox. Why should I have to worry about getting hit when I just want to get my mail? Some people use Kingston Street to see how fast they can go, and make sure they have the loudest mufflers so everybody can hear them coming.
I called the Pennsylvania State Police and township supervisors, and all I was told was the things they can’t do. Why not install a camera to catch speeders and people going through stop signs? The fines would help the county, and maybe people would start obeying the law.
But it gets better. For a year, water has been running down the street and stays in front of my mailbox. The drain that could stop the water is usually full of leaves. Why should I have to put on boots to get my mail? I have talked to the supervisors many times, and was told it would be taken care of. So far, all that was done was chalk marks in front of my driveway.
Thank you all at the Unity Township office for doing nothing. Again, I say, why do I pay taxes?