The nice thing about communities in an emergency is that everyone pulls together. People push cars, shovel the walks of others — in general, they just help out.
But some businesses need a bit of prodding. For instance, the current owner of the parcel at the southwest corner of Home Avenue and South Boulevard. The walk is broken and uneven. The snow does not get pushed.
After several years of dormancy, we were happy to see progress toward completing the townhome portion of the development. However the rowhouse parcel, where the owner covered over the foundations with dirt a couple of years back, seems to be the culprit. The walk in front of the townhome section is shoveled. Not sure if the bank now owns the vacant parcel or not, but if there is a receiver appointed to this parcel, he/she is not doing their job. The receiver's job is to make necessary repairs and protect the safety and welfare of those using the property. They just request of the judge appointed to oversee the case for the necessary authority to spend the money.
A lot of kids and others walk Home Avenue to and from the downtown and school. Commuters walk this route each day, like the woman in the photo attached walking in the street. Perhaps the village would ask the owner for some assistance in clearing the walk surrounding its parcel?
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