Do We Need a 'Sidewalk Inspector'? Business Owner Says No

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 18, 2002 | Go to article overview

Do We Need a 'Sidewalk Inspector'? Business Owner Says No


Byline: Matt Arado

Resident and downtown business owner Mark Busse asked Mount Prospect trustees Tuesday not to add a "sidewalk inspector" to the village's staff.

"It's an idea whose time has not come," he said at the village board meeting.

Trustees recently discussed the idea of hiring a part-time inspector whose job would be to walk through the neighborhoods and study the exterior of residents' homes, looking for property maintenance problems.

Supporters say the program would allow the village to resolve more property maintenance problems faster, without relying on neighbors to "tattle" on one another. Opponents say the program, in addition to being difficult to administer fairly, would lend an intrusive, "Big Brother"-type feeling to village government.

Busse said he comes down squarely on the side of the opponents. He believes the program would be intrusive to residents, and he suggested that with the economy the way it is, the village's financial priorities should lie elsewhere.

He also told trustees that he simply doesn't think the program is necessary.

"I don't think we have a major problem (of unsightly properties) in the village at this time," he said.

Trustees will discuss the inspector program further at a future meeting.

Welcome to town: The village will host a Welcome New Residents program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Mount Prospect Senior Center, 50 S. Emerson St.

Village trustees, state legislators, and representatives from park districts, school districts, the library, churches and numerous clubs and organizations will be on hand to tell new residents what they do and what the village is all about. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Do We Need a 'Sidewalk Inspector'? Business Owner Says No
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.