A group of Westview neighbors joined forces with Councilmember Cleta Winslow to clean up illegally dumped tires within the neighborhoods. Winslow sponsored a “tire amnesty” day to enable communities who have fallen victims to illegal tire dumpings to bring the tires to a designated location free of charge.
Illegal tire dumpings have become such a problem that even 11Alive came out to cover the story. Read the story and watch the video: “Neighbor to Dumpers: ‘Shame on You’“
This past weekend, the first sunny, warm weather day since before Christmas, a few neighbors ventured out to hike down the BeltLine Hiking Trail from Muse Street to Washington Park. The proposed rail corridor has been cleared of overgrowth and has been mulched and seeded along much of the path to allow residents to walk at their own risk.
Illegal tire dumping in southwest Atlanta neighborhoods has become such a nuisance that even the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has picked up a story (“Residents, businesses fed up with dumping ground”) about the problems. Thankfully there are two positive notes to add to this otherwise annoying topic:
For the short term: Councilmember Cleta Winslow is sponsoring a tire amnesty day on Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:00am to noon. Residents are asked to help pick up tires around the neighborhood and bring them to the drop-off site at the corner of Donnelly Avenue and Peeples Street in the Oakland City neighborhood. Westview residents will meet at 9:30am at Ontario Park to pick up tires in the community. Volunteers are appreciated!
For the long term: The AJC article indicates an illegal dumping hotline has been set up for this problem at 404-546-3867 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Construction of Westview’s $1.8 million BeltLine path is well under way. Work started across from Westview Cemetery’s gates and is progressing along various portions of Langhorn Street and Muse Street. The Westview Community Organization hopes to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony in June when construction of the path is set to be complete.
1) View from Ralph David Abernathy Blvd towards Muse Street. Part of the road on Muse has been torn up to build the path.
2) The meandering path is laid out along Muse Street.
3) A concrete wall is being poured along Langhorn Street near the Fulton County Training Center.
4) The path connecting Langhorn Street and Westview Drive is being poured.
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