On Thursday evening, South Orange Trustee Michael Goldberg released the photos that he says helped lead to the formation of the Special Improvement District Advisory Committee.
On a Maplewoodonline.com thread, Goldberg produced a link to the photos after being challenged by another user to do so. They had not been previously released.
“I hadn't even thought about including them as part of the report,” wrote Goldberg in the post. “The members of the committee are all in the downtown everyday and could see firsthand the issues we face.”
The 117 photos, taken in the summer of 2010, show many buildings in need of cleaning and poles in need of painting. In addition, they show that unkempt landscaping was a problem at the time.
Recently the SID advisory committee recommending that the Board of Trustees enact a SID. Business owners have come out .
The next meeting that the topic will be discussed will be the November 14 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting.