NOISY CHOPPERS NEED COPPERS, LEAKING DITCH, DEVELOPER HASN’T WIDENED STREET, DUI COPPER GOT OFF LIGHT, WHO SELLS COPPER BROCHURE?
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DUI: I’m calling in reference to the police officer that got picked up for drunk driving off
duty and he got 90 days in jail with 87 suspended. So, he got 3 days in jail and a $250
fine is what the news reported. I think that is a travesty of justice that that happened
because if that was anybody else, they would have got far harsher punishment than that.
I’m not a drinker myself and I don’t think it’s right, but anybody else would have got a
$500 or $1,000 fine and they would have been ordered to take drug and alcohol classes,
they would have lost their driver’s license, and I think that’s a terrible miscarriage of
justice doing that. He is suppose to set an example, and to get off that easy, that isn’t
even a slap on the hand; that’s like a hand shake. I’m nobody and my opinion don’t
matter, but I think that is just terrible and somebody should look into that.
September 6 – 12, 2008
1810 W. State St.
Water Surplus: Mayor, good morning. I would like you or one of your City Council
members to drive down State St. to 37th St. where the new Colonel Sanders Restaurant
is and turn in and look at the water problem. It’s been going on for, I don’t know, maybe
a decade, hundreds of thousands of gallons of water are leaking out of a trench and
going right down the drain. I’m talking an unbelievable amount of water that’s being
wasted. Please, please, I beg you to have a look. This is especially hard in the late
afternoon. I’m pretty sure it’s leaking out of an irrigation ditch. Please, please, please,
thousands of gallons of water are being lost right down the drain, and in drought
situations it’s terrible. Thank you.
Action Taken: contacted
IBEW Local 291
Graffitti: We share a common parking lot with what’s call the 16th St. Laundry. We were
both hit with graffiti quite a while ago and we have removed ours. They have some
graffiti on the top of what looks like an air conditioner on top of their building and they’ve
never removed it. They’re called the 16th Street Laundry on 16th and Bannock in Boise.
The number for the Laundromat is 344-5180. We just wanted to let somebody know that
they haven’t removed their graffiti yet. Thank you.
1313 E. Boise Ave.
Boise, ID 83706
Code Enforcement: I’m calling about the renters next door at 1309 E. Boise Ave. The
owner lives in Nevada and the renters next door have not cut the back yard all summer
long. They have two big dogs; they never clean up after them. Most of the weeds back
there are like 6 ft. high, as high as the fence. I’ve spoken to the Code Enforcement man,
Joe Veneman, all summer about this; we’ve been in contact all summer and he tells me
he’s going to send them a notice, a warning, and now he’s going to give a citation to the
owner, who’s in Nevada and she doesn’t care, so nothing has been done. It’s just going
on and on and I can’t get any help on this. Now the couple told a neighbor that the
management company is Chapman and they don’t come around and do anything. The
couple said they were going to live here two more years because she’s in school, and
that we just have to put up with their weeds and dogs for two more years. They have no
intention of cutting it or taking care of anything. I’m trying to get some help on this
because Code Enforcement is not making them cut it. Thank you very much.
September 6 – 12, 2008
PDS: This is a message for the Mayor and for the City Council. In the neighborhood
around the Crescent Rim Drive, the condo project, it appears that the streets were not
widened and there’s a safety concern, both on Peasley and Kipling. They were not
widened like it was agreed to; it was in the meetings and that didn’t happen, so there are
some major safety issues on that. I would appreciate you taking a look at it.
699 Parkstone Dr.
Noisy Motorcycles: My wife and I and some other couples were downtown last
Thursday evening viewing the art exhibits and that, and we went out to dinner also.
There were a group of approximately 30 very loud, like open pipe, Harley Davidson
motorcycles, along with a few other brands. It was very, very annoying; besides being
damaging to children’s hearing (infants and babies who are obviously not smart enough
to put their hands over their ears). We don’t plan on going downtown to eat any more
because it’s not enjoyable with a bunch of loud bikes running around for an hour. We
saw 8 police cars go by the opposite side of the street as the loud motorcyclists were
going the other way, and he didn’t turn around or anything. They were just a bunch of
weekend warriors thinking they’re in a gang or something like that; I don’t know what the
deal is. It would be nice if the police department would crack down on that, and get our
city back to its nice ways. Thank you.
United Water: I have a question about who I might make a complaint to about United
Water. They have charged me an outrageous bill that in my opinion is very unethical.
Of course in their opinion, if I don’t pay it they will turn off my water. However, I don’t
feel that I should have to pay the amount that they are charging me. Anyhow, I wanted
to speak with somebody about that and I just wasn’t sure which department is
appropriate, so I would appreciate a call back. Thanks.
Action Taken: contacted
September 6 – 12, 2008
1911 Spalding St.
Solicitation: I recently received a solicitation on the phone for funds to buy brochures to
be given to children to discourage them from talking with strangers, ostensibly through
some element of the police department or some organization working with the police
department. My immediate question to them was, “Well what about the perfect day and
what are we doing to increase security on our campuses, and why don’t we have the
volunteer police out working on the school grounds to help our kids?” The concern that I
have is how do I know that this is legitimate. I called the Better Business Bureau who
routed me to the police department; I called Administration at the police department who
routed me to dispatch, who then tried to route me back to the police department. So, it
would be nice if there was some way we could know when these people call up if they
are a legitimate fund raiser for the police department or fire department here in this city.
Too Many Phone Books: I’m calling to express my concern about the number of phone
books I keep getting. I now have four phone books, a Qwest One, two PDC pages and
an Impact Directory. This is over 3,000 pages of directories. I’m wondering if there
could be some way that the city can allow these businesses to operate, but have an optout
provision for those of us who do not need over 3,000 pages of the same directory.
Perhaps a sticker on our door that says which directory we would prefer. There has to
be some way that we can stop the accumulation of this many pages of what will go into
the landfill, either now in my case, or later when the person is finished with the book.
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