Another from our “walking the damn dog” series, via the CHPN Instagram
Yup that’s our moat. Thanks to our landlord for not caring at all!
@Kaya, I’m curious, do home owners own the alley-ways or is it considered city property?
@3 It is city property but good luck getting the city to fix anything. I’ve got potholes I’ve complained about for six years and still nothing has been done. Also the alley behind the south side of Broad in the 3000 block floods regularly.
Why not get a few estimates from some gravel / dirt / your alley surface of choice guys? If it’s not ridiculous, ask everybody who lives along the alley to pitch in.
Community, accomplishment, blahblahblah.
@6, why not hold the government accountable for their responsibilities? we pay taxes and now we’re supposed to pay more out of pocket to do the government’s job? hmmm…when a government fails to do its duty then it should be disbanded (or something to that effect)! granted this is on a small scale and ridiculous, but you get the point I’m trying to make I hope…
@Kaya – there probably isn’t much your landlord can do about it. The city redid the alley which runs behind our rental properties and it looked great, for about three months. Several other houses on the block are being renovated and the trucks tore up the gravel. I wish they would either put in stone pavers or concrete or something, the gravel just doesn’t last. I think in the long run pavers might be cheaper, but I really don’t know.
Anyway, I’m happy if I can get the city to pick the trash up, and occasionally have resorted to hauling it off myself. I’m not sure that anyone can technically pave or redo a city right of way without permission, but the thought has also crossed my mind.
@ Joseph Monopoli – Not sure if that’s a question or statement, but that is exactly where a lot of the construction related damage is happening near us.
@7 Oh, I totally understand, but my father always told me, “you can wish in one hand and piss in the other and see which one fills up first.” 🙂