Up to us to make city livable, workable

While I was walking recently I couldn’t help but notice many of the storm drains on our Gloversville streets are completely covered with leaves, plastic bags and many other types of debris. It’s so important for those drains to be kept clear so they can do their job when heavy rains hit our area, as they have been doing quite frequently. We’ve all seen the damage that can be caused by flooding and recent storms have clogged up many drains with debris.

Some may say that it’s the city’s responsibility to take care of this, but that’s not what this letter is about. They have been busy and I’m sure have cleared some, in addition to many other storm-related things they have to take care of. This is about everyone monitoring their own neighborhood to help protect their property, as well as that of their neighbor’s. It’s about being a good citizen. I’ve have always said if everyone stepped outside their home or place of business and picked up the trash the city would be so much cleaner. This would also eliminate some of the debris available to clog the drains. (If we could stop people from littering it would be the biggest help of all.)

I don’t live in the city but do work there and care about minimizing the destruction of future storms. We’re all in this together, so let’s work together for the common good.

This is where we live and work, so let’s make it work together.

DEBBIE STEWART

Town of Johnstown