We have long thought that the concepts of perspective and priorities have the ability to present problems for people. As we are inclined to say, getting one’s ducks all in a row is often difficult. And as we have learned about issues currently under consideration by the Village of Coopertown it does make us wonder about their ducks.
In one article we read in the Cooperstown Crier we learned that July will be a busy month for the Cooperstown Village Board of Trustees as they have scheduled four public hearings for their July 28 meeting. Included on the agenda will be the tourist accommodation law, zoning-change notifications, parking on Beaver Street and changes to the vending law. And while all these issues are no doubt worthy of consideration we are not certain that they are first on most people’s concerns about the village.
In fact, we were rather stunned to read at the end of the article that: “The trustees also considered but took no action on a plan to fill in potholes this summer. The trustees and members of the streets committee have been debating renting or purchasing a durapatcher.” Really? It seems to us, that in the scheme of things, it is the potholes which are consuming a fair amount of conversation about the village.
And such conversation is no longer, we gather, focused on how unpleasant it is to ply the streets of the village. Talk has now turned to whether or not the village is going to pay for the damage done to vehicles as the potholes continue to bedevil the streets. We would think no as it seems to us it might be very difficult to prove a direct link between potholes and damage to vehicle. However, based on what we are hearing we are indeed most glad that our vehicle has spent most of this year in the garage which we admit is plagued by a number of issues but potholes is not one of them.