Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00
This week we were alerted that the Village of Plandome Manor is now requiring all hot tubs and swimming pools to be inspected by the village’s crack team of inspectors. It seems that these days, the hyper-regulating village board stays busy issuing rules and regs on every aspect of our lives.
This hot tub inspection makes me wonder if we all must wear our swim trunks during this new inspection, or can we remain in our birthday suits? Besides the matter of clothes, if we have closed the hot tub for the summer months, must we reopen it for the summer inspection schedule of our government in order to accommodate their latest rulings? The myriad of issues surrounding the hot tub and pools scares me as to what they may inspect next. My refrigerator cleanliness? My washing machine? My water closet?
I cannot take time away from my family and business to attend each and every village meeting to attempt to understand if it is the hired inspectors urging the board in order to justify their jobs, or if the board is in an all-out effort to copy Munsey Park.
Could this be an effort to create Munsey Park, one line of new legal code at a time? And at what costs to us all?
We live in Plandome Manor because it is not Munsey Park, although I love to drive through the area. We can only hope that others see this over-reaching, anti-chicken tyrannical government duly thrown out of office in the next election cycle.
James A. Brodie