How responsive is your community?

Part of challenge when working with community leadership is the variation a citizen can experience in terms of responsiveness. One community can be extremely supportive and work with its citizens to address safety or general concerns in the area. Another community can lack the follow-through to complete citizen requests. As an example, back in November 2013 the village of Wilmette was notified of a safety concern on a walkway to Avoca West by the Avoca West PTC. There was a response from the village of Wilmette that action would be taken to remedy the situation. As of yesterday, June 2, 2014 no action has been taken. It is disappointing to think that the village of Wilmette would let a whole school year expire before taking the simple action of refreshing crosswalks.  (Note: During the same time a new platform tennis club was erected at on West Park Ave.)

Below you will find the response from the village of Wilmette on the action to be taken at the corner of Lake and Manor Drive and the corner of Lake and West Park Drive. You will also see two images taken June 1st of those same corners.

We encourage Wilmette residents and pedestrians of all communities to contact Brigitte Mayerhofer and ask when the ‘refreshing’ will be completed.

A letter from Wilmette dated Nov. 27, 2013 - six months later no action has been taken.

A letter from Wilmette dated Nov. 27, 2013 – six months later no action has been taken.

 

Wilmette, IL allows a pathway to school to deteriorate rather than refresh the crosswalk.

Wilmette, IL allows a pathway to school to deteriorate rather than refresh the crosswalk.

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  1. Pingback: Back to School 2014, Finally Fresh Crosswalk Lines | Pedestrian Safety Committee

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