Sprawl

Despite Drought, Green Lawns 'of the Utmost Importance'

By Ryan McGreal
Published September 18, 2007

From the Suburbia Has Gone Mad files:

Eighty-five counties in North Carolina are experienceing such severe drought that the US Department of Agriculture has declared them disaster areas.

Nevertheless, one homeowners association in Wake Forest, NC has ordered its residents to keep watering those lawns, subject to fines for non-compliance.

While the Board is aware of the inconvenience presented by the heat and water restrictions, we believe that having neatly landscaped lawns of grass is of the utmost importance to our community. [emphasis added]

The mind boggles.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By Frank (registered) | Posted September 20, 2007 at 09:20:44

what?!?! how crazy can you be?

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