Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The mayor gives his yearly state of the city speech.
Changes are afoot in Avondale Estates, Mayor Ed Rieker said Monday night in his state of the city speech. The most noticeable changes involve real estate. Rieker said court action may soon change the status of Century Retail property encumbered by bankruptcy. That company planned to redevelop a section of town before the economy killed the project, leaving as a reminder the skeletal frame of a two-story building on East College Avenue. Rieker said the pending annexation of commercial property along College Avenue between Maple Street and Sams Crossing means a new western gateway into the city can be formed. The annexation bills received final legislative approval Monday and now only need the governor's signature. "We must take care to …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Dog festival among ideas to be discussed.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
One resident who walks around the neighborhood with a bird asks why not spend the money on a parrot playground?
When it comes to pets, people get emotional. That's exactly what happened at the public hearing for the proposed City of Avondale Estates dog park Monday night. People talked about everything from dog poop to barking noise. They also talked about how dogs are better behaved when they get to play in a dog park, and even bark less. The ad hoc dog park committee presented to the community two potential sites. Those under consideration are Willis Park and a location by the Bird Sanctuary. Afterward, residents expressed concerns or support to a room filled with nearly 50 residents, along with the Mayor and Board of Commissioners. Avondale resident Jennifer Yaxall has young children, two dogs and said she regularly donates to the Humane Society…
Monday, January 24, 2011
City commissioners look at dog park feasability
Avondale Estates residents and their canine friends may soon be romping in their very own neighborhood dog park. In response to citizens’ requests, the mayor and board of commissioners asked city manager Clai Brown to look into the costs and feasibility of establishing a place for dogs and their owners to play. After researching several dog parks in nearby municipalities, Brown recommended using a portion of the Bird Sanctuary across the street from Lake Avondale as the best location in the city. First, the half-acre plot, formerly used as a yard waste land fill, will need a soil stability test that will be conducted within the next couple of weeks and will cost about $3,000, said Brown. Location wise it’s the most feasible because of its …