LETTER: Mailbox editorial returned to sender

Sorry, editorial board, but you missed the bigger picture in your editorial response. Danbury Township is a zoned com
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Sorry, editorial board, but you missed the bigger picture in your editorial response.

Danbury Township is a zoned community. If you don't like the regulations in a zoned community, you have three options: get the rules changed, apply for and receive a variance, or build someplace else. Ignoring the rules is not a valid option.

Many years ago, the mailboxes at the end of our lane were knocked down in an accident. I was talking to Mr. Rust, who was putting up new posts, and jokingly said that perhaps we should put up concrete instead of wood, to keep this from happening again. He then told me that the man who had veered off the road and hit our mailboxes, and his grandson who had been in the car with him at the time, had both walked away from the accident shaken up and bruised a bit, but otherwise unharmed. If they had run into a pile of stone like the Mistic Bay mailboxes ... would they have walked away, or been taken away in an ambulance?

Mailboxes have to be close to the road. Anything that close to the road needs to be designed to give way if hit by a car, so as to minimize damage to the humans in that car. Lives are more important than a mailbox. If it was someone you loved and cared about, what would you rather have them run into?

You're wrong, Mistic Bay property owners are wrong and Danbury Township is right. The stone piles need to come down.

Susan Dress

Lakeside