Oh Denise. What a wonderful letter to the editor. You nailed it. Many of us in business on Hwy. 16 have really felt the effect of ‘Beautification.’ Rick and his outside crew did a great job making several sections look very nice, but the overall concept sucks – no fault to the crew.
Council on the other hand just didn’t respect the views of those businesses being affected by these changes. “Form follows, function…” this wasn’t followed. It’s well known that if a town increases their parking, business will increase 30 per cent. Council was told this by a respected professional, this was ignored. It’s my hope that our community will shop local, if they can find ways of getting to our businesses.