Last week the Oakland Press reported that a former dry cleaner and adjoining businesses have been demolished. The buildings were found to be dangerous to the environment and to public safety. The issue was first reported 2 months ago on SeeClickFix by community activist and member of Citzens Against Blight, Mona Hofmeister.
Mona explained, "There is a abandoned old dry cleaners on E Pike between Sanford and Tasmania St. that is wide open. I've seen kids and adults leaving and entering this building. I think it should be secured and boarded up. It's very dangerous for the community".
With Mona's persistence, her issue was addressed by Christy Clark, a senior geologist for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Christy graciously thanked Mona for her community activism saying:
"My pleasure, Mona. Thank you for being so diligent - you are an invaluable asset to your community.Keep in touch and let me know of any other environmental concerns in your area.
Well we thank Mona and Christy for being great examples to the community!