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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 10:07 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/29/2015 10:07 AM
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Cal Fire Electricity Service Inspections? ~ Letter To The Editor By Alex Stromeyer

Arnold, CA...I have noticed many property owners who have not cleared their electricity service lines from PG&E's service to their homes.Far too many neglected service drops are overgrown with trees rubbing the insulation off the service electricity lines that send power to homes.I know many hate "Big Government", "Big Brother", however when it comes to the public good for all, and wildfires are a public issue, we all are threatened by wild fires, it makes good sense that Cal Fire inspect all service drops to homes in Calaveras County...

I remember when Cal Fire used to do "fly Overs" to inspect clearances around homes.The chances of a wild fire caused by neglected electricity drops to homes is a real and present danger to us all.I would hope Cal Fire will take note, as well as property owners, and clear service drops that are being a hazard, and could cause wild fires.Compliance would be mandatory,and those not acting in a reasonable amount of time would have the work performed, and the land owner charged.It would probably cost less for the property owner to remove the obstruction, than Cal Fire.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2015-05-29 10:27:43   By: Anonymous
 
Well I'll tell you what, I'll clean my property how I see fit because it's MY property. There are too many libs trying to tell everyone what to do and how to live. If I wanna spray off my driveway in the morning, well I pay for my water so that's what i'll do! If I don't wanna hire some over priced Mexican to limb the branches around the power lines and roof, well I don't have to! Stop trying to control us for crying out loud!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-05-29 10:56:47   By: Anonymous
     
    The trolls are out early today. "I'll do whatever I want no matter if it endangers my neighbors."
    Really?

    This has to be a teenager joking around. No one can be this obtuse.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-05-29 14:34:31   By: Anonymous
     
    FAKE COMMENTS.
    Geez, John. You may want to at least attempt to sound like more than one person. It's totally obvious you're writing this crap to generate a silly argument for page hits.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-05-30 08:32:30   By: Anonymous
     
    Which clause in the Constitution gives you the right of stupidity? Or are you just going with the God-given right thing?

    You are what is wrong with our county and country.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-05-30 09:24:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Jeez Mr Macho, do everyone a favor and stfup.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-05-31 08:01:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Seeing how we all pay our $150.00 per year fire tax, or should I say fire fee, Cal Fire should be out and clearing these lines and property. According to what this is for, it suppose to be for fire prevention, What more prevention do you need that clearing your property

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2015-05-31 09:36:09   By: Anonymous
       
      That money is not used for fire prevention. It is used for salaries and other inappropriate expenses.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2015-06-06 20:29:14   By: Anonymous
     
    So you won't mind if I put in an ex-con drug rehab home next door to you.

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Mind your business
Posted on: 2015-05-29 10:32:15   By: Anonymous
 
I also remember a time when people would keep their mouth shut and mind their business. I'll landscape my property how I see fit. And I don't need Cal Fire flying their $2M Piper Meridian over residential neighborhoods scanning for landscaping violations. But libs would love that. Just another reason to waste taxpayer money.

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    Re: Mind your business
    Posted on: 2015-05-29 10:59:41   By: Anonymous
     
    So when your neighbor (remember him, the neighbor we are supposed to love?) loses his home because you neglect to keep a safe property, your by-God right to do anything will have been protected. Actually, you are required to obey the law. Or go to jail. I'd rather not pay to feed you, so maybe Darwin can take care of your problem.

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      Re: Mind your business
      Posted on: 2015-05-29 11:36:37   By: Anonymous
       
      If he takes care of his property it won't be a problem, and it's none of my problems to begin with.

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    Re: Mind your business
    Posted on: 2015-05-30 09:26:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Too bad, it's going to happen, like it or not.

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common sense
Posted on: 2015-05-29 10:41:53   By: Anonymous
 
Its just good housekeeping to keep the branches free around the lines. Come a good snow and a branch can drop a line damaging YOUR power drop and neck to YOUR service, not PG and E's. You get stuck with the 600 - 2k repair bill to get power. Worse is you need to pull permits for PG and E to reattach - Pandora's box with the county inspector.

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    Re: common sense
    Posted on: 2015-05-29 11:18:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Amen, you do not want an excuse for CC inspector to be there. Clean the very narrow pathway.
    County inspectors are another thing along with some longtime contractors.

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Reasonable comment Alex
Posted on: 2015-05-29 11:00:29   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks for pointing this out. We all need to do our part to keep the neighborhood safe.

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    Re: Reasonable comment Alex
    Posted on: 2015-05-29 14:54:50   By: Anonymous
     
    Make your property fire safe people and quit your damn complaining. If you have to clear your electrical lines from a fire hazard then do it or move away from the foothills, it is that simple.

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      Re: Reasonable comment Alex
      Posted on: 2015-05-30 07:14:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Alex. How many fires have been caused by drop lines in the
      last 50 years in Calaveras County?

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        Re: Reasonable comment Alex
        Posted on: 2015-05-30 11:02:26   By: Anonymous
         
        How many times have terrorists flown airplanes into American buildings before 9/11? Your statement duplicates W's criminal neglect of an obvious danger that he had been warned about. A danger is a danger even if the worst has not yet happened.

        All W would have had to do is pay attention to his daily intelligence briefing. All you have to do is keep your property fire safe. Simple things for simple people.

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          Libertarian View
          Posted on: 2015-05-30 20:05:38   By: Anonymous
           
          The Libertarian view is to say F-U. Nice, except you're in a community of others.What you do , or not do exercising your "liberty" affects others.If your electricity drop starts a fire, and threatens others, (fire does not respect property lines), you just could of killed others, or damaged their property.Under the Libertarian view- F-U. Forget the damage to the eco system, you know the animals, of all sizes, large and small, the trees, and all else.
          F-them, I'm a Libertarian, Liberty rules !
          This is where the Libertarian view concerning personal responsibility- like making your property fire safe as much as possible, falls flat.
          Libertarians affect others, and don't care

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            Re: Libertarian View
            Posted on: 2015-07-30 08:17:34   By: Anonymous
             
            Nailed it!

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