Posted at: 10/10/2013 6:46 PM
| Updated at: 10/10/2013 6:47 PM
By: WNYT Staff
SCHENECTADY - The Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association is hoping to publicly shame businesses into literally cleaning up their act.
Neighborhood activists in Schenectady and city leaders called a news conference on Thursday to announce the names of businesses that did not respond to certified letters asking them to tidy up their properties.
In all, the Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association contacted 18 businesses on Albany Street. They say only seven took action.
Albany Street is made up of a combination of residential and business properties and maintaining the area, the leaders say, is about pride and economic development.
”We’re trying to take our neighborhood back. We are cleaning. We are getting everyone to clean…You know, quality of life in this neighborhood is very important to us,” said Marva Isaacs of the Hamilton Hill Neighborhood Association.
The city is considering citing the businesses that aren’t complying.