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Developing a History of the Alleys

I was also interested in developing a history of the alleys in terms of interactions with the City so that I can be as informed as possible when I approach them to do some work.  Could we plan a meeting ASAP?  My house is under construction and would not be an appropriate place.  Should I email the people who have responded already and see if they want to meet at the Nile this

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Legal limbo blocks improvements See all 5 replies
Some years ago I had a wonderful Alley Cottage designed for a local resident which used the Alley for required parking access - as is has been used for the past 100 years.
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Posted – 09/11/05 9:23am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 09/11/05 9:40am
Paving was promised 25 years ago See reply
Many many years ago, probably 20-25 years ago, during one of the many revelopment districts that Niles has belonged to, the alley's were supposed to be paved. As property owners next to the alley by the fire department we actually had a letter from the city stating that. But instead they put curbs on 2nd and 3rd St and then totally ignored the streets like H, I and J etc who never got curbs or drainage either. No on at the city ever remembers things like this, because "it must happened before I came" and therefore is invalid.
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Posted – 09/11/05 9:16am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 09/11/05 9:16am
Asked for help 10-12 years ago
About 10-12 years ago a bunch of us in Niles asked the City to help maintain the alleys. There had been problems with emergency services because those who lived on the alleys had addresses of the main streets. So to solve that problem the City named the alleys but insisted that they were private property. Note the "Private" on the signs...
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Posted – 09/11/05 9:10am by Lynn R Slater
What is the deal is with the alleys? See reply
It looks like the town is on the cusp of really turning into something even better but I wanted to know what the deal is with the alleys? Why are they not paved or maintained to a higher level? Can the fire dept easily access homes along the alley in an emergency?
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Posted – 09/11/05 9:00am by Lynn R Slater, updated or replied 09/11/05 9:02am