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Treat everyone in Akinsdale fairly


  |  Posted: Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 06:00 am

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As I tried to make my way through the foot deep snow on my street (Arbor Crescent) this past week I had the opportunity to drive down a street in Akinsdale that was impeccably cleaned and it was not even a bus route. Even though the rest of us trudge through ill-maintained streets in this area of St. Albert it got me to thinking: Why does one street in a St. Albert subdivision get preferential treatment in snow clearing, while the rest of us donít?

Plus I have noted these other questionable activities this past year on or around this street:

Why does this street have an earthen berm behind them facing the Anthony Henday that is two storeys tall, but they are further away from the freeway than other Akinsdale residents with similar noise issues from the Henday?

And why did this street get the trees replanted behind them in short order after they complained during the freeway construction, but others in Akinsdale that had the same situation with wanton tree destruction behind their homes were told by our mayor that ďit wasnít my responsibility, but Iíll give you a number to call?Ē

So my question is: while the majority of us in Akinsdale trudge through uncleared streets under a bright red car wash sign that we didnít want, and listen to the din of the Anthony Henday over a weed-ridden, non-maintained, feces-infested low dirt pile that was hastily bulldozed to partially represent a supposed berm, who resides on Arcand Drive/Arlington Meadows in Akinsdale that is worthy of this extra preferential treatment?

Enough is enough, treat all of us fairly in Akinsdale, plow ALL of our residential streets at the same time, plant the trees you destroyed behind Arbor Crescent and put up a sound earthen berm that is the same height that is behind Arcand Drive for the rest of the residents of Akinsdale.

Actually now that I think of it, just treat all of Akinsdale fairly, oh and by the way the residents in Kingswood that have that empty lot that you donít want to put a school on might want a car wash. Heaven knows we need another one.

Randy Collins, St. Albert


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