My name is Kurt Engleman, and I live in Unit 16 of The Fan Gallery condominiums at 1657 W. Broad St. The Fan Gallery backs up to an alley between W. Grace St. and W. Broad St. The entrance to the alley off of N. Allen St. is shared with the building at 603 N. Allen St. For some time, we have had an issue with trash receptacles being left in the alley at all times instead of the allowed window of 4:00 pm the day prior to trash collection until 7:00 a.m. the day after collection (per City Ordinance 2007-230-275).
This weekend, the supercans in the alley have been vandalized, and the alley is littered with trash, posing a hazard to pedestrians, motorists, and public health. For reference, I have attached a photo of the receptacles and litter in the alley as of afternoon of Sunday, July 08, 2012. Presumably, these receptacles belong to the owners/residents of 603 N. Allen St., as the owners/residents of The Fan Gallery use a dumpster that is located in the parking lot adjacent to The Fan Gallery. Note that refuse collection for 603 N. Allen St. is scheduled on Wednesdays, so trash receptacles should only be in the alley from 4:00 pm on Tuesdays until 7:00 am on Thursdays.
I would kindly request that the City of Richmond take the following actions:
- Clean up the alley at N. Allen St. between W. Grace St. and W. Broad St
- Issue a warning to the owners/residents at 603 N. Allen St. for refuse receptacles left in the public right of way outside of specified collection times
Thank you in advance for your assistance.