"Would LOVE some help getting the Dayton Dumpstergate situation resolved, especially since Ald. Clay’s office doesn’t seem too interested.
I first called on 10/30 and left a voicemail to find out what we should expect in terms of closures and restrictions when the no parking signs went up for emergency sewer work on the 4300 block of Dayton. Didn’t get a callback, nor did we have any advance warning that the street would made inaccessible to access the street for several days as of 10/31.
As part of the work the city moved a private dumpster that was legally located on the east side of the street to the west to accommodate their work. Fine, these are emergency repairs and the street had a sinkhole so we can live with that. But then they just left it. This damn dumpster has been blocking the street for nearly two weeks now. Adding insult to injury parking is only restricted form 9-4 for private residential construction so when people park (legally) as this white car is both the garages and the hydrant are inaccessible. It is such a debacle. I have tried calling and have emailed the alderman’s office twice and only heard back to my first email -after a few days-saying that they’d check with the dumpster company to see how much longer it would be there. WTF? How about NOT ANY LONGER? Also, the number listed on the dumpster is disconnected. There are at least two 311 requests in but we are totally fed up. The city’s barricades are gone and but a memory but the dumpster remains.
We have been joking that perhaps we should put a giant bow on it and invite Alderman Clay to a ribbon cutting ceremony. Maybe that would work to get their attention?"