Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Menlo Property: Why Dump Here?

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 25, 2009. Mattress & frame dumped at the corner of the Riverglen Apts & vacant Menlo Property on Riverside Drive. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

It seems dumping has always been an issue with the Menlo Property. However, why would you drive here to dump where someone might see you dumping at the southernmost edge of the Sam Menlo-owned Riverglen Apartments on Riverside Drive? If you were driving here to dump trash, wouldn't you dump a few hundred feet away, where there were no neighbors to observe your illegal activity?
Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 5, 2009. Couches dumped at the edge of the same driveway were turned into a homeless encampment. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

So it appears the frequent dumping at the edge of the southernmost Riverglen Apts' driveway, might actually be coming from the Riverglen Apts. If so, then Sam Menlo and Century Quality Management need to do a better job at informing their residents and staff that it is NOT OK to just leave discarded furniture on the curb without calling 311 (the City) for a bulky item pick-up.

Mattresses and couches frequently sit on the curb for weeks at a time. Area residents (who do not live at the Riverglen Apts) frequently plead with CD4 to get the dumping picked up before it attracts more dumping and other problems.

Menlo doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation in the community.