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Nellie H February 23, 2014 at 05:37 PM
I hate to sound like my parents did when I was in school, (waled to school, uphill both ways !) but Read Morehere goes....I walked to and from school each and every day....our family only had one car and my dad had it for work. There was no alternative. No buses back then because everyone went to the school that was in their neighborhood region. Our house was at the very edge of the school neighborhood which was almost 1 mile from the school. We even had to walk home for lunch and back every day......wet shoes, frozen fingers, sweaty on hot days, you name it....I'm inclined not to pay higher taxes to have the district do anything about this. It is the residents adjacent to the sidewalk that are responsible for its maintenance after a snow fall. The village is responsible for making sure the residents are doing what they are supposed to do. Cannot do anything about rain and puddles.....but I can tell you that shoes do dry...I should know.
Stephanie Hanson February 24, 2014 at 01:09 PM
I remember wearing boots and changing when I got to school.
Steve Straton February 28, 2014 at 02:18 PM
I do not suggest any raising of any taxes. The taxpayers of the community pay for services. We as Read Moretaxpayers also pay the price of foolish investments, such as the millions of dollars spent on the intersection of Hough and Main Street. It has been a gravel parking lot for how many years now??? That's where our tax dollars go. I think if it was a valuable investment property, some private investor would have invested and purchased it. Take a drive into Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, and Lake Forest. The sidewalks are maintained by the municipalities so that residence can walk. You don't find any open gravel parking lots in the downtown sections of any of the North Shore communities, nor do the kids walking to school have to walk through mounds of snow. We pay taxes, for what, gravel parking lots, or walking through snow covered sidewalks???
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