|Can you tell where the new sod|
begins and ends?
The next problem to arise was drainage. After some heavy rains I saw the alley wasn't draining at all. The alley was graded to drain where they covered the drain, not at the mouth of the alley where a new drain was installed. I called the neighbourhood revitalization hotline to ask why this was done, what purpose it served, and could they fix it. The woman I spoke to said it wasn't her department, she had no idea why the drain would be sealed over but would send someone out to look at it. That was last year.
This spring I saw that the drain pothole had not been repaired at all and had in fact worsened a bit with the freeze/thaw of winter. So I tried something new, I sent an email with explicit directions of where this drain was and asked if someone could please fix it before a car gets damaged from the sharp pothole. They thanked me and said they'd send someone out to look at it.
|Drain puddle after rain|
|My alley is gone|
Within a week of that email I had a flyer in my mailbox stating that the alley was going to be worked on for about two weeks so prepare to have no access. Yay! I don't know if the city had planned this from my first complaint, second, or third. Nor do I know if it will cost my landlord any extra in taxes. Oddly, only half the alley is being re-done.
|Piled sidewalk stones were at the edge of|