Author Topic: Moan Moan Moan!  (Read 21 times)

Doug K

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Re: Moan Moan Moan!
« on: October 16, 2019, 09:43:23 am »
So let me see if I understand this one...

 This CT Oakes dog walker, who is part of a GRASS-roots movement, that was dedicated to ignoring the "safety" part of a NY State Public Safety Project, the Stop the Canal Clear-CUT Group on Facebook, is NOW criticizing the NY Canal Corporation's methods of CUTTING the GRASS that replaced those unsafe TREES that were CUT down along the Erie Canal?

He's being critical of the condition left after the Autumn dam mowing, one of the required bi-annual clearing steps for safer embankments... do I have that right?

Mike, is your issue that this person is standing on public property, complaining that those who are entrusted to maintain this piece of land, aren't undertaking that responsibility correctly?

Or is is the fact that they are actually standing on a freshly rehabilitated earthen dam, viewing what most Dam Safety experts say is the only allowed vegetative coverage for this type of water-impounding structure, and is talking about what he thinks is wrong with the annual Autumn embankment mowing process?

Can I ask what else you would have expected?

It's just the continued "sore loser" attitude from a person who thought public safety along the Erie Canal could be ignored by a group that thought it smart to follow a Leadership with the attitude that "shade is more important than safety", and "unsafe dams were a hoax & lie"

It's what happens when the REALITY of fixing unsafe Erie Canal Earthen Dams collides head-on with the FANTASY that folks like CT Oakes have been trying to spread for the past two years.

Reality Check...

CT Oakes is standing on top of a 20+ foot high Earthen Dam that was just rehabilitated for the first time in over 80 years, and still wants to find something negative about what has happened.

Let him whine & moan all he wants. He has just as much right to his opinion as the rest. Sadly it also shows that CT Oakes has no thought to the hundreds of Brockport residents living below this 1500' long embankment... and no thought to those living along the dam, who can NOW say their property borders a SAFE Dam.

We've always thought the group fighting against this work was a little "off" on their reasoning. Never would have thought we all now have to watch them act even worse being sore losers. What's that saying about whiners & winners?

Maybe people should start to realize that safer dams along the Erie Canal is a Public Safety Goal...and we are all WINNERS as a result.

So stop WHINING so much about it please... yes I mean you people who support the Stop the Canal Clear-Cut group, who can't seem to accept they used poor judgement in being so "dismissive" of public safety.

Those of us living along these Embankments and in Dam Hazard Zones might just have a little to say about your "careless behavior".
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