After voicing their complaints at a recent village council meeting, they say they will feel they’re getting no attention.
“When it rains really hard, the water runs right down here, down through the slip that we’ve asked them to repair, and right into my kitchen and floods my kitchen,” said Evelyn Miller.
“It’s like a river running down,” added Roy Lamberson also of Minellen Drive, describing drainage issues. “It goes down here into my yard, fills it to the top of the driveway with mud, and I have to shovel it every time it rains.”
Minellen Drive is a mine field of potholes.
That’s one problem.
Another, they say, is weeds from an abandoned property that obscure drivers’ vision.
“I’m scared of the school buses coming down through here,” said Miller. “This is a school bus route. Cars can not see, so when they come upon them, they’re going to have a head-on.”
Mayor Dave Smith has told them that both money and employees are scarce.
He says Minellen Drive is on a list of streets to be fixed.
“There’s no way that a main bus route should be on a list!” answers Miller. “That should be top priority. Children should be first.”
Glen Stolburg drives this street occasionally for work.
“It can cause you some car damage, give your a flat tire or something like that if you hit them wrong,” Stolburg noted.
And in winter, they say the puddles turn to solid ice.
“Oh it’s bad,” said Charlene Weber. “You can slip and fall on them.”
They hope they’ll be at the top of the list sometime soon.