Friday, August 24, 2012

State Street Needs to be Power Washed and Cleaned!

The second biggest improvement Media can make to State Street is to power wash it....all of it.  The first being, the clean up and prevention of cigarette butt litter, which I'll address in an upcoming post.

Power wash example of a street similar to State St
With the success of Dining Under the Stars and the many street functions the borough has, it makes sense to budget for such a service when it comes to keeping the town clean. Media has a great opportunity to advance these events and can better improve the experience by something as low cost and effective as a thorough cleaning.  If not the borough, perhaps a collective effort by the businesses.  One never realizes how dirty a street can become until after it's thoroughly cleaned, especially power washed.  Removing the dirt, grime and gum from the streets and sidewalks would make an immediate improvement that everyone can see.

Should Media Borough budget for such and expense/service?

15 comments:

  1. sidewalks yes, street no.

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  2. Shouldn't shopkeepers/businesses be responsible for the clean up of their store fronts? Media business need to take pride and ownership in the appearance of these sidewalks in the business district

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  3. Hmmmm, if they only didn't waste $20,000 on something else. I wonder what that could have been. Yes, they should clean it up obviously, but the way Media works, it won't be done....just like the bridge, the parking lot...the media inn empty lot....traffic lights....shall I go on?

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  4. It gets my vote!

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  5. Hail hail! I agree, the amount of cigarette butts that cover the sidewalks of Media is staggering. As general Manager of Temaki Sushi Bar I make it a point to sweep 3-4 times a week for our block. It takes 10 minutes of my time and immense pride to think that our block maintains a level of cleanliness in order to promote the Media Business District. I have seen other businesses do the same.... why can't we all put this effort forth? Its time we work as a team for our Hometown.

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  6. Melinda,

    I appreciate you speaking up and thanks for keeping Media clean.

    Tedman

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  7. Those nasty little kids and their sidewalk chalk are ruining this town.

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  8. I wouls vote for $ to go towards cleaning, but I also think that businesses have a day to day responsibility to keep their sidewalks/storefronts clean...

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  9. Melinda I applaud you for cleaning up out front of Temaki. I hope you and other business owners encourage their employees to dispose of their butts in receptacles and not into the street. I have witnessed Temaki employees tossing their butts into Olive street before opening. Only saw it once, so I cannot say if it is a systemic problem.

    The worst offenders are the bars. I would not support any power washing effort until businesses start taking some civic pride and acting as responsible corporate citizens by providing proper receptacles for the butts and sweeping up at the end of the night. Walking down State Street on Sat or Sun morning you will see a total mess of butts in front of all the bars with possible exception of Iron Hill. Worst offender by far is Quotations, with Plumstead a close second.

    People need to stop being pigs and realize cigarette butts are LITTER. They get washed down the storm drains and end up in our creeks, rivers, bays and oceans.

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  10. I do enjoy having dirt blown into my eyes with every gust of wind. It's a shame that I envy most other towns I visit with clean streets and sidewalks while I live in Media.

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  11. I see boro worker running vaccum on State St.Overall I think they keep State st.prety nice.Powerwashing should be paid in part by dog license fees.The amount of people walking dogs in Media is astounding.Now almost all are good owners and scoop following a poop.But small remnants remain..along with Gallons of urine that are sprrayed on Plants,planters poles and the like.Love dogs but Media is being overun by canines.What is the rule on dogs in restaraunts?Have seen them in the cofffe shop,and wawas...not service dogs mind you.

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    1. I could not believe the number of large dogs tied to the chairs of people dining under the stars this past Wednesday.

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    2. Only a matter of time before someone is bittten or another dog mauled...are people that insecure they cannot leave home a couple hours without their dog?
      Liablity of the bite is whose responsibility?MBA,Restaraunt?Dog owner?
      Boro is palying with fire allowing dogs at this and other large events...love dogs but leave them home.

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  12. I think it would be a VERY appropriate expense for Media to power wash the sidewalks and the street- maybe once a month. The money from the annoying parking meters could be used to pay for it. It might even generate a job or two for the town of Media and certainly make the town more appealing- especially before the summer season when so many festivals are held in town and before the food festival of course! Much better use of money than a 5 minute promo of Media to the entire United States.

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