There’s been some improvements on Burdin Blvd., very few, if any, on A Street, but more needs to be done to not only these areas but so many more in Grand Coulee.
Of course, with those improvements comes the silent treatment, the snickers and the disapproval by the neighbors with all the junk. I suppose that’s my punishment for wanting it cleaned up, but in the end it will be well worth it. And there’s even a bright spot in the silent treatments as it is bringing the rest of the neighbors closer to one another.
I still expect the city to come in and enforce the removal of junk vehicles, boats, trailers, snowmobiles, various car parts, tires and various other junk that still exist in this and other neighborhoods, and yards and alleyways cleaned up.
If Electric City and Coulee Dam have “enforceable ordinances” for this problem, Grand Coulee has to have them too. City Hall says something will be done, but the cost for enforcement is the problem.
I, on the other hand, see it as revenue for the city with the fines it will collect, and I understand by the other cities that those fines are LARGE! Even the eventual lien on properties can bring in much needed revenue.
I said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s no shame in being poor; the shame comes when you are poor and DIRTY! And we have a dirty little town.