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What Would You Improve in Wyandotte in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Wyandotte, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Wyandotte to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your Wyandotte wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

furpo December 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Id start with a bulldozer.
Bridgette December 26, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Bring in more businesses downtown to try to fill the empty buildings. Perhaps another restaurant.
Steve December 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I'd like to improve the shady mayor and his back door dealings.
William Riley December 26, 2012 at 09:27 PM
They need to do like Trenton does about repairing their sidewalks, where each homeowner pays an assessment of $75.00 per year added to their annual tax bill. This money is then used to have the walks repaired as needed. As it is now, Wyandotte residents have to put up with the city bringing in an outside contractor who goes around every few years making repairs that THEY feel are needed with the backing of the city at less than desireable prices. This has been brought up at the City Council meetings more than once, and the idea has always been buried each time.
Jim Rutkowski December 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM
The problem with the $75.00 assessment is that I have already paid to replace my sidewalk over the last 25 years. Also, anytime a section needs to be replaced, you have the option to replace it yourself or contract with a contractor of your choosing. Considering the cost of a permit, it may be cheaper to have the city's. Contractor do the work.
Erika Sauve December 27, 2012 at 02:51 AM
We need a Chipotle in downtown Wyandotte! It would fit right in. I would also love to have my alley closed please :)
Nicole P December 27, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I would like to see some revision of the Municipal bills. The billing cycle never seems right to me and is confusing. Also think they need to be a little more organized in City Hall with paperwork..human error and wires crossed. Extended hours at the Animal Shelter would be nice as well.
Renee December 27, 2012 at 03:58 AM
I would love to be able to choose the cable company of my choice. I chose direct TV with a $34.00 monthly bill for 2 years (my contract) and I have 3 times the channels offered by Wyandotte. I would like to be able to choose a cable company with a competitive choice as other local communities. Also as other communities, I would like to be able to "brown bag" my yard waste for pick-up instead of having to keep plastic garbage bins. I do use the community recycle, but as a senior it would be easier to leave the bags at curbside.
Renee December 27, 2012 at 04:01 AM
I agree and maybe getting with the times and offering an online service for payments.
Rochelle Blum December 27, 2012 at 04:55 AM
I would love to have all garbage and recycle bins mandatory we all need to be recycling and have fewer garbage blowing around from people not using proper bins
Steve December 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Why do people think the city can just make a business come to town? LOL If you want your alley closed you have to get a petition and have the neighbors sign it and then propose it to the city. Trust me, posting it on the path is not going to get it done.
Steve December 27, 2012 at 02:41 PM
You can pick your own cable company. They made that law a while back. The problem is no cable company wants to spend the money expanding in Wyandotte because it just is not worth it for them to compete with Wyandotte Cable for the little business they might get.
Renee December 28, 2012 at 01:08 AM
To Steve; How do you "pick" your own cable co? When I call WOW or Comcast, they tell me they are not allowed to service Wyandotte due to exclusive service by Wyandotte Municipal? If you know more than me, please explain it so I can further research. Thanks.
Renee December 28, 2012 at 01:17 AM
And as far as "competing" with Wyandotte cable...your joking right? As I stated, I have Direct TV with over 600 channels for a 2 year contract for a total bill of $34.00 a month. Wyandotte can not stop a dish, but can stop (as they do) another cable co. competing in the city. Call them and ask. They are NOT allowed to provide cable in our city. Politics. As so with Waste Management allowing to pick up paper bags for yard waste. I called and talked with management. They told me that they so not pick up yard waste in brown bags due to Wyandotte policy with the contract. They told me, "take it up with your local officials, they wrote the policy".
Renee December 28, 2012 at 01:31 AM
I so agree Rochelle! I paid for recycle services 15 years ago in Brighton, curbside included in my taxes with garbage pick-up for hardly anything. It was such a great service and so important to our enviroment. It is not like the city can't offer it, it is all about politics and the almighty dollar. It is included every year with my $60.00 garbage fee tax each year up north, along with yard waste which allows as many brown bags filled each week. I don't get it!
Deeann Lombard December 30, 2012 at 01:39 PM
At&T does have cable service in Wyandotte. I know, I had it. Expensive tho.....
K J Snoes December 30, 2012 at 01:41 PM
I want to pay my Wyandotte Municipal Services bill online. It's the only check I still have to write each month :)
Mary Washko December 30, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I love the city of Wyandotte...yes, they have very strict guidelines and I would love to open my own business. It's a small community and everybody knows everybody. I think Mayor Peterson is doing a wonderful job. I still would like to see a plus-size clothing store. Yeah, I know that's just a minor suggestion.
Steve December 30, 2012 at 05:08 PM
http://www.muninetworks.org/tags-211 They passed the law years ago. The reason they won't come to Wyandotte is because of cost and that is what I mean when I say they can't compete with Wyandotte Cable. Wyandotte already has their lines in place. Dish is a different story, no lines have to be ran. If Comcast came into the city they'd have to spend the money to run all new lines throughout the entire city and not only compete with Wyandotte Cable but Uverse and the dishes as well. Don't go by what some sales rep on the phone tells you.
Steve December 31, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Why does everyone think Peterson is doing such a great job for the city? I'm just curious?

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