Our neighborhood was founded over one hundred years ago & many of the outdated buildings are in disrepair.
Residents are consistently complaining about the fact that our neighborhood hall building seems to be let go & often times seems to be falling apart.
It is, in fact, in desperate need of many replaces yet the neighborhood council says that they can do nothing about it. I work for the neighborhood as an accountant & I can fully understand both sides of this confrontation, on the one side, that of the residents, I can understand because I too would enjoy to see the neighborhood hall restored to its former glory. It was designed by immigrants who settled in the section & the craftsmanship is unheard of this afternoon in age. The main complication with repairing or upgrading is the fact that finding someone to do the work is nearly impossible. On the side of the neighborhood board, there is a much more serious matter that would impact the residents greatly. At the genuinely mention of changing taxes all the people starts to scream. In order to make the repairs the two of us would need to increase the taxes that residents spend money & they just don’t get it. Take the failing boiler in the basement of the building, it unquestionably needs to be replaced. If not, the two of us risk it splitting & that could cause even more complications or cost more due to & emergency repair. When the board voted to start looking into the replacement they found that it would add over ten thoUnited Statesnd dollars to our annual budget. The two of us simply have no option however to increase taxes to afford that much of an increase. Other repairs can wait however this one is pressing to the well being of the building & the people who work there.