I am sitting on my patio wondering why my recent e-mail to one of the village trustees met with a no response. I sent it before we went to Germany. I realized that this guy is someone I recognized from the Deerfield Park District gym. Needless to say, the next time I am in the gym, I will approach him. In the past, we have spoken to at least two of the six village trustees who, with the mayor, govern our village of Deerfield.
Let me preface this all with the fact that we are in a good place as we have not had harassment , for the most part, in some time. The person who lives next door is seen less and less as his disease seems to be ramping up. The police, when called to check on the continuing changes to the seemingly primitive video cameras with solar power, said that when they were allowed to see what is visible in them, saw next to nothing on our patio. I cannot help but say, however, that I am bothered by the cameras as I sit outside. I feel as if ‘big brother is watching me.’
To deal with the cameras, I have just purchased a feather flag in an American patriotic contemporary flag design that I will place in such a way that if we are in fact visible at all on our patio, that it will not allow viewing us by blocking its view of our yard.
I am disheartened that I did not receive word back from the trustee I wrote in early June. I intend to send e-mails to all of the trustees, copying the one I sent and resending it to the trustee who has not responded. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that perhaps my e-mail ended up in spam. My guess is that not, however; it is clear that our village, like so many others, is not interested in dealing with us since we are anything but the squeaky wheel. Technology has exploded and laws dealing with them have not.
My thought is this, would any of our village trustees sit around and accept having cameras poised at them, their lives, their children and their grandchildren? I think not. Shame on them for not dealing this but I am far from done with them. I just sent an e-mail to the mayor and her trustees.