Friday, September 14, 2018

A letter about improving Springfield

To have more jobs, Springfield needs people to come and establish businesses, or to move their businesses here. That’s why the downtown streetscape improvements in the works are so important.


  1. Yes, yes, and YES! Improving downtown is the ONLY thing that will attract people to Springfield.
    Providing tax relief or subsidies for businesses only goes so far. People forget that business owners, managers, and employees have to LIVE here, too! Professionals and business people don't want to live in a dump surrounded by drunks, dopers, and idiots. Getting rid of the run-down storefronts, abandoned factories, and rooming houses surrounding downtown is a must. Empty lots would be better than much of what's there now!

  2. With these improvements has there been discussions about lights possibly being put at the end of Elm hill and Valley street? it is very hard to get on to main street from both these roads as they stand right now.

    1. This would be a horrible spot for a light, I've sat there from time to time, but a light a block from the center of town, bad idea.

    2. chuck gregory9/14/18, 9:16 PM

      Amen on that, Roger!!! Plus, we don't own the stoplights. We pay something along the lines of $200 a month for them. I don't know if that's per light or per intersection....

    3. Wait a minute, we don't own the stoplights in town? Who does? $200 per month adds up, especially if it's per light!

  3. From Valley St, just go over to Summer St, where there is a light! How complicated is that?


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