A town resident has asked for compensation of an undisclosed amount to replace her garbage box, which she claims was destroyed by town workers. A recommendation was made by public works committee member Sheila Mercer to provide $50 for a new bin instead of replacing the whole box, as a good will gesture. But that gesture was met with some resistance by other council members.
“If we do that, we have to do it for everyone,” said deputy mayor Sandra Pinksen. “We have to be careful with this.”
Superintendent Dave Thomas said the box in question was buried in snow in a ditch, and invisible to the plow operator.
“They don’t intentionally destroy things like this,” he said.
Council deferred the decision until the next council meeting.