Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hot off the press - City Wide Street Sale Directory

The number of sellers' addresses in the directory for this week's Semi-Annual Street Sale is a fraction of the number that appeared in the directory for the sale this past May. Is this a function of the ordinance authorizing the sale not making it to council's agenda until 8/14/07, just 10 days before the event? No one can know for sure, but we agree with our reader who commented under our 8/16 blog below that someone at City Hall needs to keep a calendar so future yard sale ordinances are approved weeks and not days in advance. Obviously, this has left little time for the city to publicize the event and for sellers to prepare.

It's not too late to pick up a free permit from City Hall:

Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 24 & 25
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Free Permits: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m., City Treasurer’s Office, 1st floor City Hall, 4645 Montgomery Road

Addendum: We just noticed our 8/16 street sale blog and the reader's comment referenced above is gone. Yesterday afternoon, we successfully installed the blogroll we've been talking about. However, that success resulted in a mysterious and unwelcomed reformatting of the template and the disappearance of our Haloscan comments box, our logo, and a few other features. Miraculously, we were able to restore everything sans the blogroll but are postposing the blogroll project for another day. All seemed well until one of us tried to publish this blog this morning. That, of course, led to a frantic effort to correct that problem. It's fixed, but the 8/16 blog was lost in the process, which we think is a small price to pay considering the several malfunctions that occurred.