Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - By Kayla Vandervort - 1 comment

Dangerous building demolished with help of Pontiac community activist



Last week the Oakland Press reported that a former dry cleaner and adjoining businesses have been demolished. The buildings were found to be dangerous to the environment and to public safety.  The issue was first reported 2 months ago on SeeClickFix  by community activist  and  member of Citzens Against Blight, Mona Hofmeister.

Mona explained, "There is a abandoned old dry cleaners on E Pike between Sanford and Tasmania St. that is wide open. I've seen kids and adults leaving and entering this building. I think it should be secured and boarded up. It's very dangerous for the community".

With Mona's persistence, her issue was addressed by Christy Clark, a senior geologist for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Christy graciously thanked Mona for her community activism saying:

"My pleasure, Mona. Thank you for being so diligent - you are an invaluable asset to your community.Keep in touch and let me know of any other environmental concerns in your area.
Christy Clark"

Well we thank Mona and Christy for being great examples to the community! 

1 comments:

  1. Pat says:

    Hmmm... I'm sure at this point it was for good reason that it was demolished, but it's unfortunately to see such a waste. Perhaps if SCF had been around back when the deterioration process started, the call could have been to fix it up instead of demolish it :)

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