By RON LINEMAN
Back in February, our Village Board received numerous complaints about the village's working supervisor William Bentzoni in what was described as total disrespect for some of the residents of the village.
One opinion voiced, was that Bentzoni seems to be in charge and the Village Board followed his leadership.
At the August meeting yet another resident came forward and complained about being harassed - his own words - by the supervisor. This gentleman explained to the board that he had been experiencing very low water pressure. He also explained he had requested that the mayor have Bentzoni look into the situation some time ago.
Since the problem continued, the taxpayer decided to hire a plumber to check out his home to make sure that the problem wasn't inside the house. After giving the inside plumbing a thorough look, the problem was found at the curb stop by the plumber. The valve had been turned down to less then half capacity.
Was the taxpayer's request to look into his water problem ignored by the mayor? Did Bentzoni know exactly what was causing the low pressure and therefore rejected the idea of looking into the problem? In either case it could be considered just another instance of taxpayer abuse!
There's no reason why this simple fix could not have been discovered and corrected by the village, except for the fact that it appears that they might not have wanted to alleviate the problem .
I had no choice but to come to my last conclusion because the same gentleman addressed concerns about village workers using both the village backhoe and truck to swerve in front of his vehicle on different occasions. It sounds like this taxpayer's concerns can be added to the ever growing list of so many other residents' concerns.
When will this deteriorating situation be dealt with? Are the number of complaints a sign of a very serious underlying problem? Is the village waiting for something of a more severe nature to happen?
Ron Lineman is a Forestville resident.