Dells District Cheers City Staff For Weed Whacking
Thanks to a nomination from the Dells District Neighborhood Association, four city employees will be recognized this morning for their work to clear weeds along Coombs Creek Drive between Jefferson Boulevard and Clarendon Drive.
The push came in April for code officer Lori Fielden and her supervisor Terrance Bass, Mow-Clean supervisor Juan Pedraza, and district manager Macklin Wright; the group plowed through weeds and a veritable “jungle” of garbage, discarded tires, and even old TV sets to get the job done, as Dells District Neighborhood Association member Gay Revi wrote in her recommendation letter to City Manager Mary Suhm (“In the six years we have lived here,” Revi added, ”it’s never looked better”).
In turn, Bass, Fielden, Pedraza, and Wright will all have a spot on City Hall’s lobby-level Wall of Honor, which highlights the work of employees who’ve been lauded by the public. Their award presentation is at 11 a.m. today.
Meanwhile, Coombs Creek is bright on our radar lately; Chris had this yesterday about an overturned tractor trailer, and I’ll have a story in Friday’s paper about the much disputed, soon-to-reopen bridge near Irwindell Boulevard and Coombs Creek Drive — an area where some neighbors hope to build a hike/bike trail. Stay tuned.