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What Would You Improve in Buffalo Grove in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Buffalo Grove, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Buffalo Grove to make it an even better place to live?

The new year will bring continued discussions about the proposed downtown Buffalo Grove, changes to the village's thoroughfares and the start of a three-year process to remove and replace ash trees, among others.

What is on your Buffalo Grove wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or post your own story in Local Voices about why you love living here!

J December 28, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Statistics have proven that our country is getting older and the population is not growing as fast. The babyboomer is considered as anyone born between the years of 1946 and 1964. This would make the oldest Babyboomer 66 and the youngest 48 years old. The number of students, enrolled in the Buffalo Grove Schools has gone down which also means that the population of B.G. is older than one would think. The following change would benefit people of all ages. Have the Village of Buffalo Grove become a leader by introducing an ordinance to modify the front steps of homes and stores to require a zero grade entrance into all homes including condo/townhomes, etc. This could be phased in over the next 10-15 years to allow for homeowners to budget for it. If they move/sell, during this time, they must provide a dollar amount to the new owners to make this happen.
J December 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Although the first reaction is that it is expensive and people will not like or businesses will not come to Bufalo Grove, the truth and statistics do not lie. This change helps the village residents remain in their homes for much longer. It helps 1) Any age where canes, leg braces, walkers, wheelchairs are used. 2) It helps all parents who are dragging around buggies and strollers. 3) It helps people of all ages to go in and out of homes effortlessly especially with groceries, any sort of lower back pain(which is on the rise). 4) It provides the ability for disabled neighbors to be able to independently visit a friends homes (more neighborly) instead of being isolated due to not being able to access another's home without being carried into. 5) It will promote for easier movement of items in and out of the home. Now, some of you may be quick to say that it can't be done or that no business will want to come to B.G. If there is a will, there is a way. At some point in your life, or maybe you are already at that point, this will become a critical piece of you decision process when looking to buy a home/condo/townhome. Also,at some point, the main customer base will be the same people that I am talking about and more so. If you can't get into the business, How can a business expect customers to come to the store if the customers can't get in?

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