Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Commissioners, please save Christmas for discriminating residents

I just read in The Almanac's Lebo commission mulls brick street policy the most stupid reason for keeping bricked streets in Mt. Lebanon.
It’s become a tradition for Yvette Yescas and her family to drive around various Mt. Lebanon neighborhoods during the holiday season to capture the Christmas spirit. From the variety of lights and decorations, Yescas, a member of the Historic Preservation Board in Mt. Lebanon, directs the route based on another allure to fully encapsulate the experience.
She and her family specifically choose brick streets in the community as the primary route for their adventure.
This isn't the first time the subject of brick streets has been discussed. Back in 2014, the commissioners voted to replace brick roads with asphalt, with Ward 1 commissioner John Bendel being the only commissioner voting against the policy. Mt. Lebanon residents opposed to loss of brick roads

The Historic Preservation Board also produced a remodeling guide at taxpayers' expense at the tune of $25,000, also for Ward 1's Virginia Manor.

If history repeats itself, the Historic Preservation Board will ask the commission to revisit their remodeling guide, as well. I wonder if there will be any recommendations for Christmas lights and decorations in their remodeling guide.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, Nothing says Christmas like the rumble of rubber tires on a brick street and the occasional gun shot from somebody's private deer hunt!

There's a lot drug use going on here isn't there?

Anonymous said...

Are Midway and Parker, which are brick paved more festive, quaint or desirable than Osage that is paved with asphalt?

Does anyone miss the brick on Castle Shannon or the brick paving that was replaced with asphalt on Mt. Lebanon Blvd. years ago?

Richard Gideon said...

The happiness of a minority of well heeled Mt. Lebanon residents is dependent upon bricks and the taxes of the community at large. Sad. Very sad.

E. T. Gillen said...

You guys are killing me. I have one request. No anonymous comments unless you are prodeer, the group that has no representation. Please sign your resl names.
Elaine

E. T. Gillen said...

*real names.
Elaine

E. T. Gillen said...

I found the minutes of the August 25, 2014 citizen comments, in which the request was made to fund the $25,000 decorating guide. The request was made by the individual who only looks at Christmas lights and decorations on bricked streets.
Elaine

Anonymous said...

Please take into consideration the delicate nature of my anonymous blog posting. The wife of the County Judge who swears in our Mount Lebanon Commissioners spoke in support of The Historic Guide. Additionally in one of your publication of an Open Records Request, this Virginia Manor woman wrote in favor of The Deer Management Program.

Jason Margolis said...

Perhaps the Manor residents could take up a collection, and pay for it themselves?

E. T. Gillen said...

Pay for the decorating guide, Jason? No, we all paid for that one. Pay for the deer "management" program, Jason? No, we all paid for that one. Pay for brick road replacements, Jason? No, we all pay for that one.

The woman you are speaking of 9:08 AM, lives behind the home of the people offering hot coffee to hunters. And yes, she is the wife of yet another Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge who lives in Mt. Lebanon. The other judge I am referring to agreed with Mt. Lebanon when hearing my case.
Elaine

Jason Margolis said...

Don't they all pay some extra fee to live where they do? Maybe they could add on to that fee, if voted on by Manor residents, to pay for any brick replacement they want?

I don't mind a bubble inside a bubble, as long as I don't have to pay for it.