Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Woodburn Neighborhood Walk and Other News

Dear Woodburn Neighbors:
Several things for your information and calendar!
1. This Thursday, April 14 is the Woodburn Neighborhood Walk About. The City Manager, City Planner, Code Officers, Chief of Police and City Council members will join Woodburn residents for a walk to look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the neighborhood. Starts at 10:00 a.m. on Forest Ave. See the walk route below.

2. Please cheer on Jason and Julie Black as they represent Woodburn in the Rosenbaum House Chili Cook-Off on Friday. Go Jason and Julie!

3. Woodburn Elementary School is hosting an Arts Festival Night this Friday, April 15 from 6-8 p.m. There will be art displays, puppets, music and dance. Please feel free to stop in.

4. Annual Woodburn Neighborhood Clean-up, Saturday, April 30. Meet at Mario's Fishbowl at 10:00 a.m. Bags and gloves provided!! Let's make our neighborhood shine! Your help is greatly appreciated.

5. Neighborhood Association Meeting, May 2, 7:00 p.m. Location to be announced

Woodburn Area Walking tour

WEAR YOUR WALKING SHOES!

Suggested parking at the city lot on Spruce Street or in areas along the route.

MEET ON FOREST AVENUE(corner of Spruce and Forrest) (virtually no parking available) issues of property maintenance, couch burning etc.

Proceed up Dallas to Gem Street-issues of sidewalk & street repair-dilapidated housing

Richwood Avenue-Richwood Avenue Grill(former Odorite business)now owned by Marion Ohlinger resident of Woodburn.

Proceed down Richwood-“The Beauty Spot” home to the Woodburn sign and beautification project: issues of sidewalk repair, graffiti on trolley garages; Whitemore Park on right concerns of trash and litter and lack of playground equipment.

Corner of Dayton and Richwood Avenue will be home to three new homes from Mgtwn/Fmt Housing Authority; Parking lot for Crosley’s used to be home of a dry cleaning business, Crosley former Heating and cooling company-Crosley’s and Mario’s both owned by Mark and Karen Furfari reside in Woodburn. Apartment building erected by Mike Castle 4 years ago.

Proceed up Richwood Ave to Corner of James Ave. Apts built by Chris Knowles. Street paving has caused curbs to disappear on Richwood in this block. Sidewalk was built 6 years ago up James great for walkers to school and town!

Proceed up Charles Ave to Bond Street. Note the number of rentals compared to owner occupied. Parking lot at the grade school unpaved school buses parking in right of way. Bond Street concerning street paving.

Proceed down Ridgeway Ave –house in 900 block condemned to James Street to Monongalia Avenue(get your breath and view) House on corner of Monongalia and McKinley condemned.

Proceed down McKinley show renovated homes. Proceed down Dayton to Monongalia Avenue to show new homes.

Travel down Monongalia back to downtown