4/19/2010

Historic Lockport

Posted by MJ


Talking with Captain Mike the other day he made an intersting comment. He mentioned the humor in reading the "Welcome to Historic Lockport" only to arrive DT and see nothing there; especially when compared to places like Medina.

After losing so much of DT to "Urban Renewal", the big old houses close to downtown are pobably the next best asset to build off of. It is another reason I find any demolition of the house in that area a notable loss. Granted, a lot have been bastardized over the years (I know my house was) but a lot of features remain that will never be duplicated again on this scale.

Where is the plan to encourage rehabilitation and to help foster a reasonable ROI for those willing to put the sweat equity in? In what ways could we help it along when the government itself won't?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

MJ - how about a blurb about King Tucker negotiating with the Hickory Club over dispatch duties WHY? Are they going to work any extra hours over the 8 hours a day they get paid for? Once again, in the real world everyone gets told to do more work for the same or less pay, in the public world if you add more duties they expect more pay, even if it doesn't take more time.
Maybe the county should do both police and fire dispatch for us, then they could lay off a couple of policeman instead of forcing us to pay more money.
OKAY ALDERMAN SMITH, DURING THE SCHOOL BUDGET DISCUSSION YOU SAID EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT SO TAXES DON'T RISE, I HOPE YOU WON'T SUPPORT PAYING SOMEONE MORE MONEY FOR EXTRA WORK (NOT EXTRA HOURS).

MJ said...

coming in a few...

LoneWolf said...

MJ~
I agree with the sarcastic " Welcome to Historic Lockport" comment from Capt. Mike....

There isn't much left of the HISTORIC aspect . unless you REAAALY LOOK FOR IT ....and even then its like puilling teeth SOMETIMES to find stuff .. depending on whom you ask ..

However, once you do such (look for it) you could spend the entire day in Lockport, and just "scratch the surface" as far as the history behind this City.

Just my thoughts.
~LoneWolf

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