Saturday, December 20, 2014

Does Sheffield Get a Bum Rap?

Several Sheffield citizens have written us concerning various problems in the town of Sheffield. It would appear to boil down to lack of funds to make necessary repairs, etc. If you haven't driven down Montgomery Avenue recently, do so this holiday season. It may not be booming like Florence, but it could be on the way.

The important thing to remember is that you have a voice in how these new tax dollars are spent. Make yourself heard at future city council meetings.


From a concerned Sheffield citizen:

During my daily commute I try to pay attention to my surroundings.  In Sheffield, there is something that I almost didn't notice:  The alleys.  Alleys serve a multitude of purposes. In most cases they allow easy access by property owners to the back areas of their properties, allow easy access by utility workers to power and telephone lines, allow emergency access to homes by fire department personnel, and allow local police patrols to maintain a watchful eye on properties normally hidden from cursory view.  Unless one lives in Sheffield where most of the city's alleyways are blocked with low-hanging limbs and overgrown shrubs, that is.

I, too, have noticed the number of street lights that are out, or totally missing, throughout the Sheffield.  My brother-in-law is a police officer in a small city like Sheffield.  I made mention of the street light issue to him over the phone the other night.  He informed me that in his department, on 'slow' nights, the enterprising officers make notes of the street lights that need replacing and submit a list to the local utility office each week.  Sounds like a great idea.



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