Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Across The Street

I received this e-mail today regarding the plans for the parkway across the street:

Dear Woody,

Just got some more information regarding the project on the south end of our
campus near your condo complex. Here's the latest:

1. When/if it snows the sidewalk (1500 block of East XXXX Street) will be
cleaned off by XXXX staff.

2. During the warmer months, the grass will be mowed and kept clean by our lawn

3. XXXX got a bid from our cement contractor on replacing the sidewalk
on the 1500 block of XXXX Street and 1400 block of East XXXX Street.

4. XXXX summitted a grant proposal to the Southeast Chicago Commission
during the week of Feb. 21, 2006. This money will be used to offset the cost of
landscaping and new sidewalks.

XXXX has contacted ALderman Hairston's office to see if we can take
advantage of the 50/50 Sidewalk Program. Two letters and two phone calls have
gone unanswered thus far.

We are excited about the possibilities of further enhancing our campus and
helping the neighborhood to improve as well. We certainly understand and
appreciate your concerns and we hope we can work together to keep XXXX Street
looking beautiful. We need your help. We will do our best to mow, plow, and
clean up trash, but we also hope you can help us keep the area clean. If we
work together in this project we will all enjoy the benefits.

Thanks for your on going support and help. We have been a part of this
neighborhood for over 106 years, and we hope to continue a good relationship
with our neighbors. Taking pride and advancing the Woodlawn neighborhood is
important to us all.

Now if that isn't love, I don't know what is.

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