Cause for concern in Lakeville
To the editor:
This morning at about 8 a.m. a man walked up into the side yard of my home. He was wearing work type clothing, and a tattered lime-green safety vest with no visible logo, and no visible ID tag. There was no work truck or service vehicle in the street or down the street.
I asked him what he was doing. He pointed to a faded logo on his vest, and said he was reading meters for Dakota Electric. He wore no visible ID tag, nor did he offer any ID.
I ask the mayor and council to pass an ordinance requiring clear and visible photo ID for utility/service workers entering yards in Lakeville.
I also ask that the council immediately draft a letter to Dakota Electric requesting their meter readers wear visible photo ID, and clearly marked clothing.
If the council is aware of any other utility/service companies who are entering homeowners’ yards regularly without scheduled appointments, I ask they be sent similar letters. This seems a simple solution to help ensure the safety, security, and peace of mind of our citizens. Thank you for your consideration.