I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
*** Side Walk Update ****
While attending the Mayor’s State of City address, Alderman Joseph Mikolajczak approached me to let me know that the city is looking at what can be done for the sidewalk on Whitnall Ave and Layton Ave.
He said it has been looked into in the past and was determined that it would cost millions of dollars to put one in.
The actual cost of the sidewalk is minimal, but because of the way the road was constructed to get the correct distance and right of way for use, the city would have to purchase much private land and build a retaining wall by the Ford dealership.
He did state that the city maybe able to get an awesome compromise for me. They are looking into placing a bike trail, which for all intensive purposes would act like a sidewalk.
This could serve the purpose to allow safe travel of pedestrians, which in the end is what we all want.
While talking to Alderman Mikolajczak, he made a good suggestion that I should contact Pick N’ Save in Saint Francis, just on the other side of Layton Ave, if they would like to donate any money for the construction since they will have added benefit with customers and employees safely walking to the store. I also mentioned that maybe if the Wal-Mart gets the green light, they would like to donate as well.
I was very happy to hear some progress is being made into this issue. I already knew the city heard me, since it was the last email I had sent them in private. I now use the blog as a way to communicate in the public eyes. It is just too bad they don’t seem to want to reply back.
By the way, I did ask Alderman Joe Mikolajczak if it was okay to use his conversation with me. Alderman Mikolajczak has been very open and receptive. I know he reads my blogs (as do the others) and I hope he understands I appreciate his comments. It’s funny how a blog can bring out the similarities in people (not to mention the conflicts in opinions as well). Thanks for the comments and the constructive criticisms and keep on reading!