LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
THE article headlined 'Resident says Marley St charge scheme is unfair'included a quote from Marley St resident, Robin Motherway, which puts words in the mouths of other Marley St residents.
"They don't want to be seen making a fuss" Ms Motherway said of residents who didn't object.
I am disappointed that the Gippsland Times printed this quote, I assume, without consulting any other residents of Marley St.
I was never approached by the Gippsland Times for a comment.
I have been a resident of Marley St for more than 12 years.
My family and I strongly support the scheme and understand that we must contribute.
I know there is a history from the City of Sale days and it's been an ongoing issue, but it just needs to happen.
We can't change the past; let's look at the future.
For us it is a small price to pay considering we are likely to remain residents for another 40 or more years.
To know we can walk safely on a footpath instead of the road, to no longer have our home and cars covered in dust and dirt, and no more flooding of the spoon drains and driveways.
This section of Marley St between Macarthur and Raglan Sts is in desperate need of replacement.
With so many young families living on the street and the street being a thoroughfare for many school students, the upgrade will improve safety for us all.
I personally know of at least 12 residents who hold the same view as myself.