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City inks deal with Mother Nature

Matt Westerhold • Oct 30, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Note: This is a tongue-in-cheek blog entry. It’s a spoof designed to bring attention to a persistent concern some city residents have expressed.

Sandusky officials announced this week they’d reached an agreement with Mother Nature to assist with removing dead city-owned trees from tree lawns across Sandusky.

Some residents have grown frustrated by the lack of response previously from the city when they called to ask that dead or dying city-owned trees be removed.

“I thought I was on a list of some kind to get something done with these two Maples,” a Pearl Street resident, who has been waiting since 2005 for the city remove two dead trees from city-owned property near his home, told the Register.

Under the agreement with Mother Nature, the city will turn over all tree removal services to Mother Nature. Mother Nature, in turn, promised to bring down all of the dead trees during the next decade using powerful winds.

There are no provisions in the city-Mother Nature contract to protect dwellings or other structures that could be harmed by falling, wind-swept trees, or any other provisions to pay for the cleanup after Mother Nature does her work.

"Residents should call their insurance company for more information,” said one city official, who did not want to be identified for this spoof blog post.   

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