Thursday, December 3, 2015

WDT: Watertown could sink zoo’s otter project because of sanitary sewer

      Maybe nobody called me because I am a lame duck, but I am still interested and engaged as that's my job.  A dispute over sewer service at the Zoo's otter exhibit pits the bureaucrats against the pragmatists.
       Otters defecate in the water. There's a revelation for you.
        Just yards away wolves do the same on the ground. And yes that old bromide is correct.
       " Bear sh-- in the woods ?" and its corollaries about pigs and the Pope are all true.
        An expansion of the otter area to comply with zoo guidelines would require sewer service according to City Hall. The Zoo wants to change the water weekly for the time being, and the exhibit's future is said to be threatened.
         Running to the media is  a Constitutional right but from experience nothing is more frustrating to representatives than being blindsided on a issue you are not aware of.
         I think I donated to the otter fund years ago, so I do care.
Watertown Daily Times | Watertown could sink zoo’s otter project because of sanitary sewer

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with Mr. Olley , The pool filter will work fine for the otters. This is a small city seasonal Zoo and we should run it as such. The City Engineering department along with the Thompson park conservancy which runs the zoo is adamant on making the taxpayers spend a million or more in upgrades for future development of that area . My question to them is WHERE IS THE MONEY FOR THESE UNNEEDED FOLLIES OF YOURS COMING FROM ?? The taxpayers are already being pounded by tax increases from the city , county and school district , the arena project that will take 40 years to break even, the old DOT clean up at 6-8 Million , upgrades to the sewage treatment plant and that's just a partial list. Those city depts. need to smell the roses and be part of the savings solution and not the spending problem .With the taxpayers money you want to flush down the otters toilet you can invest in resurfacing several bad city streets.

Anonymous said...

Good golly.

Anonymous said...

You couldn't make this sh*t up........

Middle-Class Mike said...

I'll play legal advocate for the 'otters' in this case: "Your honor even beyond man's law we are confronted with a fundamental truth in nature, and it applies to all living animals, "When you gotta go, you gotta go!" SIC! Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Anonymous said...

Just wait 12-24 months until the zoo guru is replaced, as that happens like clockwork. and then you will get a different story from the next guy/girl.

I still have my "meet the otters" tee shirt. We could easily change it to "MEAT the Otters"

Anonymous said...

What would Montreal do?

Anonymous said...

Check out the pipe on Olmstead Dr. drains into the sluice pipe...

Anonymous said...

Agreed! Montreal it!

Actually the Montrealais would likely make some fur coats in a similar situation.

It could be given to Tirene!