Box 8, Folder 16, Document 34

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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
I.
Sanitation Department
A.
Motorized Street Sweepers - The City's Sanitation Department.has
assigned four motorized street sweepers to the Sum-Mee area.
These
machines are used on all paved streets with some degree of regularity.
B.
Garbage Collections - Garbage collection increased from ,n o pick-up
or one pick-up a week to two or more times a week.
C.
Trash Pick-Up - Trash pick-ups increased from forty-five loads a
week to one hundred or more loads a week.
D.
Abandoned Automobiles - Iickets are placed on automobiles that have
been abandoned on vacant lots, streets, and occupied areas.
These
cars are to be moved as soon as storage space is available.
At present, approximately ninety cars have been moved
frpm
the area.
E.
Litter Baskets• Litter baskets were requested for some areas.
Eight litter baskets have been placed to date .
F.
City Work Crews - City work crews were sent to some a reas to cut
gras s from sidewalks and vacant lots, and to remove t r ees and ·root s
f rom wa lking areas .
G.
Sani tation Inspectors ar e
now
giving tickets and notices to
citizens in the area who continue to neglec t and lit ter t he ir
premises.
II.
Housing Code Enforcement and Inspection
. A.
Building ins pectors are working in the area on a limited basis and
in response to calls from area citizens.
A great number of tickets
have not been given perhaps due to the lack of adequate housing to
accomodate the displaced families.
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B.
Approximately forty unfit dwellings which received tickets from
the Coding Inspector have been demolished.
III.
School Improvements
A.
Peter James Bryant is adding portables to accommodate its overflowing student body.
B.
The Connnunity School Program is underway and is doing a very fine
job in its adult programs.
IV.
Recreation
A.
Capitol Avenue School has added a full program in recreation to its
playground facility for the young people in the area.
B.
Sum•Mec Center's Recreation Room is a much enjoyed facility for
some of the area's teen-agers and adolescence.
C.
The Connally Play
l,ot
carried a capacity cr~tJ.d .until school opened
and is still doing big business after school hours.
V.
Street and Traffic Improvements
A.
The area citizens are very proud of the following streets which
were paved:
Terry Street from Georgia Avenue to Bass; Bass Street
from Martin to Capitol Avenue; Glenn Street from Reed to Connally;
Terry Street from Glenn to Crumley; Little Street, Crumley Street
from Fraser to Martin.
B.
Partially paved streets are Rawson, Formwalt , Windsor, Coope r,
Eugenia and Fulton.
Si de walks a re be i ng repa i red and r eplaced i n Cens us tracts
4S and 46.
Crosswa l ks and school zone control lights placed on the corne·.:
of Martin Street and Memo~ial Drive, Census Tract 48 .
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This effort was a real ~chievement on which area citizens had
been working for ten or more years.
They had had meetings with
City officials, had written letters with ~ignatutes of organizations
attached, had protested to the Board of Education.
Finally, one of
tbe area groups, "The Friendly Citizens", protested on the corner
of busy Memoriai Drive with radio, television, and some City
officials presep.t.
After the demonstration, thesei much needed
items were installed.
A group of citizens in Census Tract 46 registered a complaint
about the poor lighting on Bass Street between Pryor and Formwalt.
The group wrote a protesting letter concerning these conditions,
stating that people leaving the trolley at Bass and Cooper Streets
had great fear of this unlit area, particularly in both directions
on Bass Street.
on Bass Street.
The City responded with lights in both directions

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