I HAVE written a few times on the need for the authorities to resurface the roads and apply fresh markings in Forest Heights Phase 1.
Many of us have stayed here for almost 10 years now and twice a year, like clockwork, the Seremban Municipal Council (MPS) issues us assessment notices, which we dutifully pay on time.
However, MPS does not seem to be reciprocating by providing us with adequate service. First and foremost, the roads here definitely need work. They are showing years of wear and tear and the markings are practically erased. A section of a road junction sank years ago and no action was taken to repair it despite complaints. A visit by a councillor last year also resulted in nought.
The drains are often clogged. Occasionally, a contractor engaged by the local council would send workers over but they do shoddy work. MPS must also send its inspectors to check if the contractors are performing satisfactorily.
Grass cutters come often enough to trim the grass and remove the weeds but they do not clean up after themselves. One worker would just take a blower to blow all the dry leaves over the ledge of the road. They should be packing these leaves into bags to be properly disposed of.
Stray dogs are another problem. They have multiplied in number and they mess up the roads when they forage unlocked dustbin chutes for food, and they poo after they have eaten, too.
I do my part by covering the mess these dogs make on the stretch of road in front of my home. A pack are living in the secondary jungle just in front of Econsave hypermarket. These strays have found the ideal place to mate and breed. I have seen animal lovers leaving scraps for them. This is misguided as these strays are fierce and territorial. They have been known to chase cars, bikes, bicycles and pedestrians. MPS should round up these strays before someone gets bitten.
M. Ng, Seremban