Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Bill Flower of the Uptown Sunnyside Association asked the Sunnyside City Council this past Monday to consider granting $9,000 to the organization for this year's flower pots and banners to be located in the downtown corridor.
He told the council last year's project was successful and the $9,000 seed funding the council awarded for the project boosted the efforts of the project.
This year, Flower said, the association wants to have the flower planters hung by Mother's Day.
In addition, the organization is working with Sunnyside High School to have banners designed. The banners will be hung on the stands that were built by last year's Fusion class at SHS.
Flower said the association also wants to assist in the effort to enforce parking laws in the downtown corridor.
He said the organization is willing to place signs on cars, warning the owners they are in violation of parking laws. Also, members of the organization are willing to call tow companies when a vehicle is in violation of posted parking regulations.
Flower said his organization is dedicated to revitalizing downtown and attracting visitors to the community.
The Sunnyside City Council agreed to review the Uptown Sunnyside Association plan at next Monday's meeting to consider approving the funding requested by Flower.