First im­pres­sions are im­por­tant

Windsor Star - - OPINION -

As I re­turn to Wind­sor/ LaSalle by way of the Am­bas­sador Bridge (whose main­te­nance his­tory is not re­as­sur­ing), I exit the bridge and travel onto Huron Church from Col­lege to Te­cum­seh Road.

And I no­tice the poor con­di­tion of the road. It is a quilt of cracks and bumpy patches and un­sightly pave­ment. The el­e­vated me­dian is bro­ken and un­sightly, and in dis­re­pair, with any planted flow­ers long gone. This is the im­pres­sion that a vis­i­tor to Wind­sor is pre­sented with af­ter cross­ing the Am­bas­sador Bridge. I think we can and should do bet­ter.

I ap­plaud the mayor in pri­or­i­tiz­ing the in­fra­struc­ture of the city, to make it work and look bet­ter. I would also point out the me­tal rail­ings along our beau­ti­ful wa­ter­front, which are badly in need of a coat of paint.

It is in at­ten­tion to es­sen­tial de­tails that show that a city is well man­aged and cared for that add to peo­ple’s pride of their com­mu­nity. John Frat­tolin, LaSalle

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