Volunteer group to repair Carbondale ...

Volunteer group to repair Carbondale homes

There are 4 comments on the The Times-Tribune story from Jan 18, 2010, titled Volunteer group to repair Carbondale homes. In it, The Times-Tribune reports that:

Officials expect that light construction projects to be performed by volunteers this summer will have a heavy impact on Carbondale's image.

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biggfig

Laurel, MD

#1 Jan 19, 2010
This is really blowing me away! Who put this together and who initially got this ball rolling? Why can't we, as a Carbondale community, get volunteers together to do the same thing on a steady basis. I'm sure the mayor and city council could put something together financially to assist in the beautification and revitalization of the city. Main Street needs some new shops. It's looking really sad. We need more out of town business. Look at how trendy Honesdale looks lately. Just 25 percent of that effort and this town makes some serious money. Are there any local contractors or handymen that would be willing to discount their work for a nice full schedule?
jhist

Carbondale, PA

#2 Jan 20, 2010
1. New side walk and streetscape ongoing downtown revitilzation project.
2. 10 mill dollar ongoing downtown YMCA expansion project.
3. New 13 million dollar Pioneer Plaza hotel set to kick off this spring.
4. 2-million dollar resurfacing project of city streets set to begin in the spring.
5. Increased speculation for possible future projects by developers.
6. New efforts to promote historic past of city.
biggfig

Laurel, MD

#3 Jan 20, 2010
Sidewalk and streetscape for what businesses? We'll have a hotel for those who don't fit in Scranton but wouldn't it be swell to have them spend a little extra on local, interesting, new shops?
Didn't know about the resurfacing. Is that only Main Street or other streets also?
Increased speculation for possible future projects by developers? Now that sounds promising.
How will the job market shape up when all this comes to fruition? I really think that things are looking up for old Carbondale. Now if they'll only store away the Christmas decorations we can get started on the rest of it.
SImpson King

Carbondale, PA

#4 Jan 20, 2010
Carbondale is better now than it was years ago. I have had many coworkers and family members compliment the positive historic look of the city. They cannot wait to see the rest of the progress. Look around our surrounding communities. Have they experienced the progress. I know they would love to have the investments in their communities that we have. The perception has also gotten better. My prediction is that city council will have a vote to decline the volunteer work because they did not create the positive consideration. Also, I am sure that City Council will pose in all the pictures promoting the volunteer work.

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