A’Lynne Boles catches up with Averill

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Snow removal and safety dominated Averill Woods meeting with council president.

Third Ward Council Member A’Lynne Boles, newly elected president of the Lansing City Council, held her monthly meeting with the residents of the Averill Woods Neighborhood to talk over the recent snow and the possibility of starting a Neighborhood Watch.

Boles routinely meets with the residents of Averill Woods on the second Saturday of every month to discuss concerns in the neighborhood and update the citizens on the Lansing City Council.

Residents raised concerns about how well the city was coping with record amounts of snow.

According to Weather.com, Lansing exceeded it’s average precipitation by almost an inch during January and February.

Multiple Averill Woods citizens questioned the training of snowplow workers and cited examples of snow disrupting their daily routine.

“I missed three days of church because of snow,” said Averill Woods resident Shawn Cox. He also proposed doubling the budget on snow removal.

Averill Woods residents also kicked around ideas on how to combat public safety issues, which included everything from illegal activity to residential maintenance.

The residents in attendance and Boles agreed the “A-Team” was a suitable name for the neighborhood watch and would include about three members from each ward.

Boles set a tentative date in late March to further discuss the possibility of instituting a neighborhood watch in Averill Woods.

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