Three weeks in a row? You people are working me to death! I don’t know how some of you do it, going to work every day. Sheesh! It’s a good thing the Democrats won the White House. I figure I’ll be able to get paid to sit home for a while now! (Rim shot, if you please! Thank you. Thank you very much. And don’t forget to tip your waitresses and waiters – especially now!)
OK, enough of the cornball stuff, let’s get to our question this week. MAC heard from frequent Internet commenter Norma Poe. Norma isn’t shy about saying what’s on her mind, and MAC likes people who are up front and straightforward.
So, here’s Norma’s question to Ask MAC:

Dear MAC,
Who do you have to know to get something done here? Here in Pleasant Meadows we have huge hornets’ nests at the east end of Terrace Drive. I've called the street department and our mayor's office. Nothing done. Are they waiting until someone or their dog is killed from multiple wasp stings, then maybe do something? Maybe a promise of getting their picture in the paper as heroes would help?
Norma Poe

?MAC turned to Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton for the answer to Norma’s buzzing question. Here’s what the Mayor had to say:

“We would need more information about the location of the nest.  In looking at that particular area, all of the trees are on private property and communication with the property owner would be needed.  Hopefully, the reader has reached out to the property owner to make them aware of the potential hazard.  The City of Crawfordsville is happy to help facilitate a solution if the reader would like to call our code enforcement officer at (765) 364-5193.”

Sounds reasonable to MAC – that answer your question, Ms. Poe? And thank you to Mayor Barton for the good response!
So now that the dumpster fire of a year called 2020 is finally put to bed, let’s look for better things in 2021. And remember, if you have a burning question you need answered let Ask MAC know because MAC gets answers!

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