Just when I thought I could put the topic of concrete in my rear-view mirror, Naperville councilman Patrick Kelly brought to my attention that I totally misread the outcome of the vote regarding the cost-sharing program for sidewalk repair / replacement.
Councilman Kelly wrote the following email to me:
“I hope all is well. I thought I would reach out quickly because I saw your last couple of posts about the sidewalk cost sharing, and wanted to let you know that the 6-3 vote was actually to keep things the way the have been. I think it might have been a little confusing because I think Councilwoman Taylor made the motion and Councilman Holzhauer seconded it and they wanted to make a change so that the cost would be put in the general fund (as opposed to the adjacent resident paying a portion as it is now) but their motion was to approve the staff recommended program (which was to keep things the way they are now) and they voted against their own motion, but the motion carried 6-3, I believe with Taylor, Holzhauer and Longenbaugh voting no. So, even though I think there is a reasonable argument to be made on both sides of the issue, the long story short is that no changes were made for now. Sorry for any confusion there might have been, and I hope you are enjoying your father’s day so far.”
Thanks to councilman Patrick Kelly for catching Watchdog’s error, and my apology to all those who thought the City was picking up the total cost of sidewalk repair or replacement. City-wide joy and excitement was a bit premature.