Bulldozed by the PU --That’s what happened to the beautiful trees that lined our entry road to our Rustlewood Community. And that’s the way our residents felt when we received the notification barely two weeks before the trees came down and the ugly poles and lines went up.
Some of us attended the next meeting to protest and inquire but we were told that the decision to replace the underground cables with above-ground poles was irreverseable for us and other communities along State Route 3.
Well, it all seemed pretty backward to us since the underground system had worked perfectly, was aesthetically pleasing, and seemed the way of the future. Isn’t it better to have the lines unexposed to the weather at all? Designers and planners of modern communities all over the world opt for underground cables rather than creosoted poles erected in their environment. For goodness sake its the future.
If John Komen was our Mason County PUD commissioner, he would not bulldoze the people. He would listen to us, ask the critical questions, dare to buck the system. John has such strength of character, he would be unflinching in striving to employ the most efficient technology for our fragile environment. John would be an advocate of the people because he would sincerely listen and communicate.
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