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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

She's shocked by the amount of trash in the area

Got this email from a reader:

"My fiance and I were in the Grove on Sunday and our beloved Grove is a mere shell of what it use too be. As we are all aware of but.... what was left behind is a MESS!"

She went on to say, "I was shocked by the amount of trash in parking lots next to Peacock Park beer cans, magazines, wrappers, plastic bottles, and the list goes on and on. And as we strolled around ending up Glass and Vine it truly saddened us, with all the new construction and The Grove trying make a come back it would seem that trash laden parking lot, park and streets would be of some importance."

She is right.

She then said that we should organize a weekend clean-up, but I think the BID pays people to clean up this area, don't they? And maybe Glass & Vine could clean up their area, too. I don't think a weekend clean up is in order when people should clean up after themselves and this is a weekly occurrence, so the weekend clean-up would end up being a weekly thing.

Now the trash at the water's edge - now that is a weekend project. Ever see it washed up on the shore and under that little boardwalk?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a walk on Oak Ave behind the elementary school and you'll see what a third world street looks like. It's atrocious, and incredible that the school's administration has made no attempt to keep it clean. Sure, they can say that it's the city's job to maintain it, but the same can be said about any homeowner who leaves the area in front of their home looking like a pigsty because it technically belongs to the city. It just shows how little regard they have for the neighborhood.

May 25, 2016 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel guilty not to pick up when I see other people's trash in our parks. Who has raised these people and kids throw trash around. A major campaign is needed on using trash cans. Next start fining.

May 25, 2016 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happened to "Don't be a litterbug?" That was a big campaign when I was a kid. For years we never saw trash thrown out of car windows or on the ground where litter baskets are prevalent. People forgot,don't care, or aren't passing it on to their children.

May 25, 2016 3:36 PM  
Blogger MPeggyQ said...

I totally agree. Oak Ave is disgusting, especially from Matilda to Virginia. Trash, grass & weeds overgrow. Even saw appliances left there. It's embarrassing.

May 25, 2016 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In The Rise & Fall of Civilizations noted famous writers have written when immigrants invade a stable kingdom, country or community their values are NEVER the same as the existing population who shared similar interest when forming their civilization into a culture or powerful empire; Rome, The Otterman Empire, Spain, England, Japan, The United States and more. Immigration appears to destroy the glue that binds transforming what was into something else.

May 25, 2016 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:46 sounds like they plan to vote for Trump and build a wall across the River Grand. Scapegoating a group of people (immigrants, Jews, Irish, African-Americans, Muslims or gingers) is simply blatant prejudice and must not be encouraged. If you see litter, just bend down a pick it up. Your efforts will be of benefit to your neighborhood and even provide a little health exercise. Lets not forget we are all immigrants unless your ancestors happens to be Native American Indian.

South Pacific

"You've Got To Be Carefully Taught"

Songwriters: Rogers and Hammerstein

You've got to be taught
To hate and fear,
You've got to be taught
From year to year,
It's got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
You've got to be carefully taught.

You've got to be taught before it's too late,
Before you are six or seven or eight,
To hate all the people your relatives hate,
You've got to be carefully taught!

May 26, 2016 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Otterman Empire? I don't remember that one.

May 26, 2016 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:46 Otterman Empire typo must have meant Ottoman Empire. Those that live in glass houses and cast stones, might wish to also consider using Spell Check.

May 26, 2016 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree Oak is pathetic. The weeds there are 4 feet high and consumer half of the sidewalk. Don't we pay enough in taxes to have these streets cared for?

May 26, 2016 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take photos of the weeds and trash and send them to NET Office along with the address or street intersections. Or just dial 311. Posting your grips on a blog is great for venting, but notifying the proper authority will have more success in accomplishing what is needed.

May 26, 2016 3:44 PM  

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