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We, the undersigned, say Toni Shelton should be praised rather than punished for her efforts to recycle old tires.
While old tires sitting around and accumulating water do create a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so do any other containers, even those as small as a thimble - anything that will hold water will breed mosquitoes.
The best way to deal with concerns about mosquitoes is to educate the public, and these issues could have been explained to Shelton without punishing her for her efforts to do something healthy and useful with the tires.
Shelton apparently had no problem with moving the tires once she understood the issues, and the police say they have no problem with her property now. So the right thing for them to do is drop the charges and the fine. Sugar Creek Police should also be more supportive of those making efforts to recycle.
We request the Town of Sugar Creek drop the fine and charges against this good citizen and mother.
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