Posts Tagged ‘school’

Thank You Councilman

February 3, 2017

The other day I saw a news story that frustrated me. I did not know the answer, just that I was frustrated. So, what do you do, Well I talk to my neighbors and friends. So I did. On social media. I know I know, read the story.

The story was about ice on the sidewalks blocking the paths of kids trying to get to school. Since it was in my city I shared it. When the Councilman saw it he immediately stated he had no idea it was so bad and asked that I report it to the special link the City had set up. I couldn’t figure out how to and told him so. He said he would take care of it.

I was frustrated because as a kid I walked to school all the time. Elementary school was 5 long blocks away. 5 streets to be crossed. The homeowners and shop keepers kept the paths totally cleared. If not; the neighborhood let them know which way was up. Sanitation workers would come by and clear the intersections with shovels so we could walk. I thought there was an ordinance here that said we had to do the same here. I was shocked to hear there is not.

After the Councilman said he would take care of it I said I was frustrated because I did not know what the answer is. Who should clean it and keep it clean. I understand the frustration after shoveling when the plow comes by and buries everything you just cleared. He replied “the answer is, it will be cleared by tonight.” Amazingly, it was. The crew sent did an awesome job.

That Councilman did a great job. He made a commitment after a bold public statement. He made it happen.

I thanked him on social media. I thought about thanking him in a handwritten note to the City Council. Not good enough I say, so I choose to publicly thank him here for stepping up when he saw a problem in our City and getting the job done.

THANK YOU COUNCILMAN CAVENER! Luke Cavener, Luke, I appreciate what you did that day. The crew worked late and hard because you helped make it happen. All the Best Richie Rich

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School Has Begun

September 6, 2016

Hello Everyone, SCHOOL HAS BEGUN, there will be traffic delays, people running late. School buses will be making stops. Don’t forget to stop yourself when the bus does.

Also remember that our police officers will be out helping us to remember to slow down in school zones. As we all should. There will be new drivers on the road, new kids in drivers ed wondering, should I change lanes or not. Please try and be patient and not have a road rage incident.

I myself will be trying to say kids, kids, kids every time I stop at a stop light or red light before I turn. Just trying to remind myself that the munchkins will be out and about and I need to raise my level of awareness.

All of this is a great reminder that summer is winding down and fall is about to arrive. I certainly enjoy the cool mornings; just wish the smoke was gone. Summer has been great and I am looking forward to fall, soup and stew, football and futbol.  How about you?

Real Estate is still doing well. Homes are still selling, rates are low and life is good. As we begin the fall rituals keep in mind there is still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard spaces, start planning fall projects or just kick back and relax like a sleepy old tick hound on the front porch. All the Best Richie Rich


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