Collapsing barns not a serious concern
By Thomas Callahan | Groveland
As a Groveland resident, I must say that I found the story regarding collapsing barns very interesting and entertaining. Particularly humorous was the presumptuous nature of the quotes attributed to Mr. Sullivan.
Here are my thoughts on the matter:
1. FACTS: Groveland is not a “suburb.” Groveland is a rural, predominantly agricultural community. Barns fall down. EVERYTHING falls down eventually.
The Maxwell barn mentioned in the story is actually 1.77 miles from Sullivan’s residence, not within one mile as stated by the Livingston County News.
2. It seems to me that there are more pressing issues to deal with that a few derelict buildings in little old Groveland and Geneseo. Some examples that come to mind are the ongoing local “fracking” debate, the poor state of public education in this country, and of course wars, poverty, disease, hunger and oppression worldwide.
3. As a Detroit area native, I spent 25 years driving by things that I found distasteful to look at. Fortunately, I was blessed with enough common sense not to buy or build a house near those things. (I tried driving with my eyes closed, but that didn’t work out well.)
4. The notion that a person who apparently does not reside nor own property in the Town of Geneseo would have the chutzpah to try to tell the code enforcement officers and town board how to conduct their business is preposterous.
Finally, I would like to commend the Livingston County News for presenting an ACTUAL “fair and balanced” story.