Thursday, July 1, 2021

Reminder: July 1 thru Labor Day Monday:
SLI's Season Opened Today, Runs through Labor Day; No Parking on Ames Walkway

Ames Walkway opens approximtely two months each year as an exclusive walkway every July 1st and closes every year as an exclusive walkway on Labor Day Monday. These are the same dates of the official Silver Lake Institute's Open Season. While the walkway is officially open during these summer dates, no parking is allowed on the Walkway.

If, however, a property owner has no room on their private property for a vehicle, such as the Connolly property (on the east side of Ames, the second lot south of Genesee), those persons are permitted 15 minutes of "pickup and drop-off" parking on Ames.

Ames Walkway extends from Genesee Avenue on the north end to Perry Avenue on the south end approximately opposite Epworth Hall whose address is based on its Ames Avenue location. (Ames Avenue originally ended at Chapman Road before the Perry Ave. extension.)

Cars are allowed to park on Ames Walkway on the 10 months of "Off Season" (post labor day weekend through June 30) as long as cars do not fully block pedestrian access to the walkway. Walkers are permitted use of the Walkway year-round.

This is an annual notice to the community by this Newsletter made necessary by the Walkway signage not including the "No Parking" provision of the Trustees approved both in 2017 and 2018. While the Board's action is considerably more abbreviated, the above description is based on the discussion portion of the Board's action which is not reflected in the same detail in the Board's Minutes.

The question gets raised to us as to why there are often cars parked on the Walkway in the Open Season. The answer is rather simple: The community was not informed of the Board's action both times it was voted on, nor does the Board (or any assigned entity) take responsibility for enforcement.

1 comment:

  1. Suzanne BristowJune 30, 2021 at 1:09 PM
    Thanks for posting the obit. I truly appreciate your blog and the information to be found there; it is basically the only way I am able to keep current on events on the Institute.

    I participate in 4 communities that are run by a Board of Trustees and communicate with their residents. One is a neighborhood of over 700 homes. I receive a monthly newsletter, regular email communications which include event reminders, Board Meeting agendas and Board meeting minutes; we were also able to vote and elect new board members despite Covid. The second community I have witnessed serves 200 residents. They had a zoom meeting last year to elect new members, discuss resident concerns and update residents about changes in the community; they also publish a quarterly newsletter. My third community is a time-share community in Florida where I get monthly updates on the facility, Board agendas, Board Minutes, and we voted on new Board Members in 2020. And then there is the Institute, which I love, but is frustrating with it’s lack of electronic communication, lack of a newsletter, use of only snail mail, and has a webpage that is an embarrassment. I know that part of this is because we are a mostly volunteer community, but...

    I wish you continued success with your blog and the information you provide.

    Suzanne Bristow


Genuine commenting is warmly welcomed--Advertising is not welcome in the Comment Section and will be removed without further explanation.