[bactttoma] Re: From Steven Taylor. Letter from Melton Shire.

  • From: "Emma Taylor" <impresstaylor@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 11:07:17 +0930

hi, well done! i think you were quite within your rights to state that point to dannie.


Warm Regards
Emma Taylor (Adelaide South Australia)
home: 0883679237
mobile: 0435723767
Email: impresstaylor@xxxxxxxxx
Facebook: impresstaylor@xxxxxxxxx
Skypename: impresstaylor
Windows messenger: impresstaylor@xxxxxxxxx
----- Original Message ----- From: "taylor family" <steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 10:26 AM
Subject: [bactttoma] From Steven Taylor. Letter from Melton Shire.


From Steven Taylor.

Letter from Melton Shire.

Regarding.  Holes in footpaths.

Dear Steven.

My name is Danny and I am charged with the responsibility of hiring contractors to do works around the shire of Melton.

I received your message which was only passed on to me yesterday Tuesday morning.

A few things I would like to address.

The after hours service is designed for emergencies such as birst water mains, trees in the way of cars and emergency gas works.

The emergency service we have doesn't cover this type of report.

This is due to costs.

You informed the Shire that you called police.

In the future, we would please kindly ask you to report this type of matter to me during business hours.

We are satisfied with the barriers the police organised as they complied with our health and safety guide lines.

In relation to the contractors.

I will speak to the contractors today Tuesday to remind them of our health and safety guide lines and will in this case appoint an inspector to assure compliance in the future.

I apologise if this work is causing you inconvenience and I do understand you are blind and were concerned about the safety of other blind residents of the shire.

You can call me during business hours.

He included a phone number.

What do people think?

Here is my response, note, not sent just yet, may have to edit it a bit.

Well Danny, the thing is the second hole was spotted on Saturday, does this mean somebody who is blind or god forbid a child or a senior pensioner has to fall in on Sunday afternoon and we can't contact anyone until Monday morning?

and Danny, you say I have to speak to you, so does this mean if you are, sick, on holidays, or not in the office and it is business hours, I must wait until the next business day?

I am a bush lawyer Danny I have no legal qualifications to speak of, but common sense tells me the shire and contractors are liable should god forbid somebody falls in these holes whilst we wait for a business hour when you happen to be available to speak too.

I have an excellent relationship with my local police station and give them as much as they give me and for that, I make no apologies.

The police lady officer I and my daughter spoke with was so disturbed, they took in this case both immediate and completely appropriate action for which, they should be applauded.

If I see or hear or I am notified of something like this again and it is outside business hours Danny, you can be assured I will contact every after hours authority I know of including police, and in the future, should appropriate action not be taken by all parties immediately, media outlets as well.

It is completely unacceptable that your after hours service doesn't have a way of at least logging this, to say costs are prohibitive, is an extremely poor excuse.

I was not just concerned with the safety of blind residents of the shire, in fact, if you have read the police report, my statement reads.

"I am extremely concerned for the health, safety and accessibility of every single person in the shire including residents and visitors"

I wonder who covers costs if it was a visitor who happened to fall down either one of the 2 holes?

Rest assured Danny Peter has received a copy of this letter and my response.

I also sent a copy to the mayer of the shire as well.

In the future Danny, I hope to see and read more appropriate responses and correspondents.

Regards.


To Leave bactttoma send an email to:
bactttoma-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
With "unsubscribe" in the subject or body of the message (without the quotes). Use "subscribe" instead if you want to re-subscribe to bactttoma. Use "info" to get your welcome message again or use "faq" to get the FAQ with the list guidelines in detail. These requests will give you more
information on other commands like setting digest and vacation modes.

To post to bactttoma, send email to:
bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Replies to emails on this list will go to the  whole list  by default.

General information about bactttoma, ways to join, leave and set options is at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/bactttoma

To contact the bactttoma moderators, send email to:
steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx


To Leave bactttoma send an email to:
bactttoma-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
With "unsubscribe" in the subject or body of the message (without the quotes). Use "subscribe" instead if you want to re-subscribe to bactttoma. Use "info" to get your welcome message again or use "faq" to get the FAQ with the list guidelines in detail. These requests will give you more information on other commands like setting digest and vacation modes.

To post to bactttoma, send email to:
bactttoma@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Replies to emails on this list will go to the  whole list  by default.

General information about bactttoma, ways to join, leave and set options is at:
http://www.freelists.org/list/bactttoma

To contact the bactttoma moderators, send email to:
steven_taylor10@xxxxxxxxxxx


Other related posts: