Friday, May 28, 2010

Mayfly season has arrived

I just saw my first mayfly - it's on our front picture window.

In case you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, go here.

5 comments:

Mariner said...

Maggie Dear, It is your sacred duty to retain all the mayfly's in the Point Place area and not permit an infestation into Toledo proper. We have our hands full here in Toledo and simply cannot deal with any extraneous occurrences which might dilute our efforts to make the city function.You are our only hope.

Maggie Thurber said...

Mariner - considering your name, you should have learned a long time ago that man cannot control nature.

:)

Mariner said...

Ah but the electorate(not government) can control the nature of man.

skeeter1107 said...

Is there a separate City of Toledo fee for Mayfly's? I'm sorry..."Revenue Enhancement."

If so, would the collection and clean-up of Mayfly's be under the solid waste fee or the lower recycling fee? Keep in mind the Mayfly's are a biodegradable, so I'm uncertain as to what the classification would be. We can bill through the water department. It may delay the SAP roll-out another 6 months creating a separate Mayfly billing code, but damn it people, we want this right!

Perhaps if no one can answer my obvious questions, we should first consider naming a "Blue Ribbon Panel" to determine the proper handling of Mayflys. Or to save time, we could just ask The Blade what they think and then the Blue Ribbon Panel can just do that.

More questions. Should there be a separate Mayfly container that should be used that the City of Toledo pays for? Will the container have a computer chip in it? What color for the container? Well let's see "May" means spring...how about Lilac or periwinkle for the container color? Will the color offend anyone?

Wow! I just realized how complicated this Mayfly issue really is. Best leave it up to the smart people in City Government and not us great unwashed who just don't understand the big issues of the day.

For what it's worth, my opinion is that we should create a separate department, hire a manager, an assistant to the manager, two inspectors, six workers, 10 temp employees and a partridge in a pear tree to catch the last Mayfly's that the temps don't get.

Hey is Sue Fredericks still available? She could enforce the snot out of the forthcoming "Mayfly Enforcement and Beautification Code."

What about Mayfly's in Washington township? A separate county department perhaps? Another chance to consolidate services and save money. Should this affect the change in county government structure.......perhaps......how about.........

Maggie Thurber said...

Now you've done it, Skeeter... You've given them the idea. It's only a matter of time....

:)

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