Mishawaka’s Department of Code Enforcement is working hard to complete their sixth Top 100 program, which addresses the city’s 100 most blighted structures each year. Currently, 82 of the predetermined Top 100 cases have been addressed.
Mayor Dave Wood and General Manager of Mishawaka Utilities Jim Schrader recognized the Electric Department employees’ performance at the Indiana Municipal Electric Association's (IMEA) Linemen Rodeo held on August 26th and 27th in Anderson, Indiana.
This article was published in the South Bend Tribune on July 24, 2011:
Disaster! A horrible storm! Furious wind! A mighty oak bites the dust, blocking the alley, severing all utility lines foolish enough to lay in the path of its demise. Alas, ’tis a dark and silent world!
As the saying goes, everything old is new again. When the heart of our City was developed in the mid eighteen hundreds, the automobile didn’t exist and walking was a way of life. All the older areas of the City with small lots, alleys, and little off street parking can attest that these properties were probably not developed with the same emphasis on the automobile that exists today.