[nfbmi-talk] yes where ed rodgers lives
Terry D. Eagle
terrydeagle at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 8 23:39:37 UTC 2014
Not only is it Mr. Rodgers neighborhood, his wife Kathleen is township
Supervisor, and son Leo is township Treasurer, and one would think with a
"blind" husband, the township supervisor would be sensitive to the plight of
blind persons walking in the Rodgers neighborhood. I am curious how the
dentist and other non-snow removal violators are allowed to get away with
such non-compliance? I can only conclude that non-compliance is so
entrenched in the Rodgers' life, that the law and enforcement of the law has
no place in their lives, despite the Rodgers' are sworn governmental
officials. In other words, do as I say, not as I do.
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Legally Blind Man Upset Sidewalks Not Being Sho - Flash Player Installation
LANSING TWP., Mich. (WLNS) - Mother nature has been demanding lately, but
even when winter feels never-ending, it's important to think about safety.
Michael Levasseur is a single father living in Lansing Township, and he's
also blind. He's especially upset because walkways in his area aren't
so he can't get around alone. Levasseur has to wait for his two daughters to
get home from school each day just to go outside.
"I wait for my kids because I can't do it on my own," he says. "I would love
to be out here. Because that's me, I love to be out."
Levasseur says his neighbors do a pretty good job of clearing the sidewalks,
but he's frustrated with local businesses. "Officials don't do anything
it," he says. "They get down on residents."
But Kathy Rodgers, Lansing Township Supervisor, says an officer tickets
individuals and businesses if they fail to shovel walkways within 24 hours
Rodgers says, "there's always problem areas and there's always problem
Levasseur is frustrated that it's February and he feels there is no
progress. "This is a safety hazard for anybody," he says. "Sighted or
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