I wondered what the city council was thinking when I read the headline "Council to discuss ban on exterior furnaces" in today's paper (Nov. 13).
It struck me as a bit of busywork over a nonexistent problem. Nowhere in my travels through the city have I heard any complaints about exterior furnaces.
It reminds me of the saying "...an idea so foolish it could only have come from discussions in a faculty dining room" ... except in this case it was city council
There is no evidence that "outdoor wood boilers constitute a hazard to the health of the citizens," as claimed by an un-named and unidentified member of the council. Lots of things give off smoke like trucks let's ban them too.
I would suggest that the council get back to working on constructive issues such as filling the stores downtown, cleaning up the city's water supply and improvement of the schools.
Carl R. Goodwin