South Whidbey Record


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hopeful for street resurfacing

February 3, 2014 · Updated 3:53 PM


My husband and I purchased our property at 420 Island View Lane in Langley in 1972 and like other property owners have paid taxes, in our case for 42 years.

Now I have the dubious distinction to live on the only street in the city that remains neither graded nor paved, and riddled with potholes. I have brought this to the attention of the public works director as well as the Langley City Council.

Until recently, my husband Bob mowed the lengthy portion of the city-owned property bordering the street side of our fence to keep the dandelions under control. Now this invasive vegetation flourishes as I am physically unable to manage this task. In fact, when guests arrive they step into the weeds on the street before stepping onto my walkway.

I’m excited to see the progress being made in downtown Langley’s Second Street, and I am equally excited that the city’s Public Works Department has taken the initiative to put the resurfacing of Island View Lane on the “2014 Capital Plan.” Hopefully the work is completed before the summer dust clogs our lungs.



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