Monday, April 11, 2011

Garbage partially cleaned up Monday morning

Murdoch got someone to clean up the dumpster area this morning at 8:30am. Click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Unfortunately that is the only area where they cleaned up. Their garbage is still blowing down the back alley from their over-filled dumpster. Some of it is visible in this picture, some is not.
There is a bag of garbage that has been sitting at the east side of 435 Cumberland Ave building for several weeks. It has changed locations slightly, but it still sits there with nobody to take care of it.
A couple weeks ago, a large truck full of furniture pulled up to the building. Someone was moving, and a table was broken during their move. After moving was complete, somebody left the broken table on the sidewalk for at least a week, beside the main entrance to the building. After a while, the broken table top was removed, but the legs were still left here on the ground. You can currently see them moved aside, but still here on the sidewalk, unattended to. Ben, the manager from Murdoch, was actually on site with someone else who was doing the garbage cleanup. At 8:30am, I specifically observed them making their way to the dumpster, walking right by the broken table legs, leaving them on the ground. This is very discouraging to us, when we see them put in minimal effort like this.




There continues to be garbage spread throughout the thoroughfare on the east side of their building, that was thrown there by people walking through, and blown around by the wind. We go out approximately three times each week to pick up this garbage that ends up on our property. Murdoch does not have anyone who picks up garbage on their property ever, unless ordered to. This is why we are upset at their lack of management of their property. They have told us repeatedly that it is not in the budget. We don't understand this notion that property maintenance and garbage pickup is optional. Garbage pickup and property maintenance is as required as paying the hydro bill, in our understanding.
And finally, our first pad visitors were here today, complete with flashing gang signs at me, which I unfortunately missed taking a picture of. We also saw increased graffiti on our fence... only on the 435 Cumberland/thoroughfare side... nobody ever writes on our side of our fence. I won't go over this issue here though, because we have spoken about this issue in depth in our most recent submitted report.

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