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Mayor Sarno and City Officials Join with South End Citizens Council for Neighborhood Walk

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan, Building Commissioner Steve Desilets and city officials joined President of the South End Citizens Council Leo Florian and Shane Milette for a neighborhood walk along Main Street today as part of the Sarno Administrations continued efforts hearing directly from our neighborhoods as part of the City of Springfield’s ARPA Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund. Local residents and businesses came out to welcome the Mayor and city officials and shared their appreciation and thanks to for taking the time to walk the neighborhood and see what enhancements could be considered to help with traffic, beautification aspects, storefront façade improvements and open space improvements to the park areas.

Other city officials present for the neighborhood walk included City Forester Alex Sherman, Principal Planner Alvin Allen, City Engineers Vladimir Caceres and Peter Shumway, Project Manager Marcos Gonzalez, Program Manager Will Brock and Communications Director William Baker. 

Mayor Sarno stated, “Our neighborhoods are the lifeline of our city, providing much needed services, outreach and insight to the specific needs of our residents and business community.  I want to thank the South End Citizens Council (SECC), especially SECC President Leo Florian and Shane Milette for taking time to meet and walk the neighborhood with my dedicated city and I.  The creation of the ARPA Neighborhood Economic Recovery Fund comes as a direct result from my community and neighborhood council meetings that I held last year.  In total we met with over 30 neighborhood councils and organizations to hear their ideas on how we can work together to enhance our neighborhoods for the betterment of our residents and business community.”

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