Dear city of Billings, why do the citizens of the Billings Heights community continue to be put on the back burner of city services? Our Heights neighborhoods continue to be neglected and receive little-to-no services from you, despite our tax dollars.
Let me explain. In 2010 we had a tornado rip through the Heights. My street still retains the debris watered upon our neighborhood. Rocks, mud, sand, etc. still litter our front driveways. Despite numerous phone calls to answering machines, nothing on our tax dollars has ever shown up. So, now, years later, my neighbors can't even get out of the driveway? Yes, the driveway? I live on Burning Tree Drive. My taxes are in excess of $500 a month, and I have never had a snow plow run the street.
So why am I writing you? Here's why. We have not been able to leave the house without getting high centered. Burning Tree and Wentworth Drive have a 4-foot drift. Really? I tried to call the city emergency number only to get an answering machine. That was at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. I left a detailed message explaining we can't leave the house, and at 9:24 p.m., the emergency answering machine really didn't care. Hope to God no one gets hurt as a 911 call ambulance couldn't cut the drifts to make it to the needy home. It's absolutely amazing how our high tax dollars do nothing. Get ready, city. Lawsuits are coming. Hope no one dies because services get stuck.