Nuts!

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - BUSINESS -

As good ci­ti­zens of South Mil­wau­kee, we try as best we can to re­move any haz­ards from our lives and from our chil­dren’s lives with the goal of en­hanc­ing safety to all the peo­ple in our com­mu­nity.

In the win­ter, there are or­di­nances that re­quire us to re­move snow and ice from the side­walks ad­ja­cent to our homes.

In the au­tumn, a dif­fer­ent kind of hazard lurks on the side­walks of our city — black wal­nuts. I have heard of many com­plain about trip­ping over them on the paths at Grant Park. I am more con­cerned about the hazard th­ese black wal­nuts are caus­ing on our res­i­den­tial side­walks.

Many who go for a walk in the evenings need to arm them­selves with flash­lights or they will trip or roll an an­kle. Th­ese black wal­nuts can range from the size of ping pong balls to as large as ten­nis balls. Their dark color makes it dif­fi­cult to see in low light.

The park is a big place and I do not ex­pect all the paths to be clear. How­ever, I would ask the good ci­ti­zens of South Mil­wau­kee to po­lice the side­walks in front of their homes to en­sure that th­ese black wal­nuts are not haz­ards for your neigh­bors.

John Nuck South Mil­wau­kee

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