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Ridgewood Rd. P16-064 Taxpayers rights to know

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The taxpayers of St.Catharines have the right to know how proposed construction may impact them.  The transportation and environment services department distributed a notice that is mis-leading.  The city stated in the notice that existing sidewalks were to be upgraded with 5' width sidewalks.  Currently there is a sidewalk on the North side of Ridgewood drive.  The watermain is to be upgraded between Glenwood. Rd and Riverview.  The road is to be resurfaced as well.  In this notice there is no mention of sidewalks being installed on the South side of the road between Highland ave and Glenwood.  If the proposed installation takes place my neighbour and I stand to lose our driveways.  Mine has been there since 1943.  The head engineer feels that parking on the street will be an acceptable alternative.  I feel the roadway is congested already and is a hazard in the winter months.  The only way I found out about this walkway was when a tree was removed from my property by the city.  I feel my property value is being diminished and the city has given unclear statements of their intentions.  Please support this as I feel it will set a president for future work in the area.  Your property could be next...



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