Jan 102015
 

Sidewalk maintenance and beautification is a big part of being a good neighbor, especially in winter. Since our first winner in 2014, the Greater South Loop Association has celebrated our neighbors that go above and beyond to make the public right-of-way safe, clean, welcoming and attractive – thus, our South Loop Sidewalk Stewards!

Awards are given for consistent and thorough snow and ice management of the public right-of-way: including sidewalks, parking areas, ADA ramps, bike lanes, Divvy stations, etc. Our 2014 winner was the crew at 1620 South Michigan.

  • How it works:
    • Nominate a South Loop Sidewalk Steward by sharing photos (or video) of laudable sidewalk upkeep via the GSLA Facebook page or on our Twitter feed, then send a quick e-mail to GSLA Board member Josh Ellis with some supporting information. Be sure to note the address, date, and business name (if applicable) of your nominee – anything to help build the case. Be sure to include your name as well.
      • Nominations for Winter 2014-2015 are due by April 1, 2015.
  • Winners will be announced at the May 16, 2015 GSLA Community Updates meeting.
  • Self-nominations will be accepted, but nominations of your neighbors and neighborhood businesses are encouraged.
  • Use of environmentally sustainable practices is also encouraged – not too much salt, etc. Wonder what we call sustainable? We go by the Lawn to Lake standards, a program of the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant.
  • This is meant to reward GOOD behavior. We all know that some folks in the neighborhood do a pretty pitiful job of maintaining the public right-of-way. We get it. But we want to acknowledge and celebrate those that do things right.

Questions? Contact GSLA Board member Josh Ellis. Additionally, GSLA is actively seeking a sponsor for the South Loop Sidewalk Stewards – please contact GSLA Board member Josh Ellis if interested.

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