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Shirking responsibility

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I read the statements the Savage family made in the Northwest Herald (“Cary couple still frozen out,” Feb. 22).

Why is that story so important to be placed in a prominent location in the paper? Do the people who have ownership of a home have no responsibilities for the upkeep of their homes? And if something goes wrong, which is their responsibility in this case, why do they have to criticize a community such as Cary?

Cary’s water department is one of the best in McHenry County. Those workers provide exceptional service and will assist anyone at any time. Even in extreme weather conditions.

Did Mr. Savage at least try to prevent this type of situation beforehand? There were sufficient warnings provided by the village of Cary.

With home ownership comes responsibility. Otherwise, go rent a home, and the responsibilities will revert to the lessor.

My sympathy goes to Mr. Savage and his family, especially with a 2-year-old child in the home. But does he really believe that the village of Cary has to change the laws of the village due to his misfortune of having this happen to him in a situation of an extreme weather-related condition?

Is this not normally called an act of God?

Sir, please do not disrespect the efforts of the village because of an unfortunate situation in your area of responsibility.

Harry van Beetz


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