To the Editor:
Recently, the Little Falls City Council voted 5-3, to make an alley on our block. This block, which is across from the Fitness Connection, has a restaurant, an ambulance service and a glass company who owns half of it.
The glass company owns over an acre of land on our block and its owner asked the city to open up an alley for its convenience. This convenience burns up a long 10-foot strip of the restaurant’s and the ambulance service’s land. And, city taxpayers will bear the cost of the alley construction as well as its maintenance.
We couldn’t disagree more with the vote of the Council. In our opinion, if the owners of any block in the city of Little Falls have access to both an avenue and a street, taxpayers should not be asked to supply them with an alley.
We wish to thank Mayor Cathy VanRisseghem, Council President Don Klinker, and Councilperson Frank Gosiak for voting against the alley. Their votes show respect for individual property rights and an attempt to be good stewards of our tax dollars. — Ron and Kess Lyschik, Zoomski’s Midtown Café, Little Falls