John Wyatt property
Pantagraph A-3 A-3 A-3 Bloomington-Normal, Bloomington-Normal, Bloomington-Normal, III. Sun., Nov. 17, 1974 'Blooper7 awards go to 9 sites in Normal 4 B Kathy, McKinney Two "spociiil blooper'' award winners today, won't ho in the future, promise the owners. Hut the cleanup and renovation jobs won't be a result, of prodding via a tx'autilieation contest sponsored by the .Normal Urban Beaut ilieatiou Committee. The committee designated blooper awards along with beautification awards to areas it felt needed special attention in beautification. Nine such awards were iven, with two areas receiving "special emphasis." Normal Auto Body, Wi W. Beaufort, and Wyatt's Tree Surgery and dump, in the 1300 block of South Adelaide Street, received the special emphasis. Judges suggested Wyatt's pro)erty .should be cleaned up and that the owner, John Wyatt, develop effective landscaping landscaping and screening from pedestrian and vehicle traffic. They also said buildings should lx: destroyed and rebuilt if they could not be rejuvenated. Wyatt, who bad not heard about the "award," said he had just cleaned the area and painted the buildings. "They were fussin" about it a little," he said, referring to city council discussions of legal action that, could be taken against the dump site. 'Fixing it up' "I turned it over to my attorny and just went ahead fixing it up." Wyatt said he had grading to do in the kick of the property, which borders the city's new public works building, and work to do in the section where logs and wood are stacked. "They get in a hurry. They just sit back and look out their windows at it. These things take time." Both I3loomington and Normal have received complaints about the dump, on the two cities' border, for years. Normal's decision in June was the result of a petition signed by about HO Bloomingtou residents and presented to both councils. In discussing the Normal Auto Body shop, judges suggested broken windows and framing be repaired, the building be painted and landscaping be done if pos-' pos-' pos-' sible. "In general, a lesson might be taken from its neighbor to the east." The building next door, Ohlendorf Builders. 'Ms-i 'Ms-i 'Ms-i W. Beaufort, received an award for "superior aesthetic achievement." That is just what is going to happen with the building, Illman White, president of Citizens Savings and Ix)an, said last week. The financial institution owns that building building and the one housing Ohlendorf. "it is going to be completely remodeled and plans are to start this month," he said. "William Ohlendorf is the one who is going to do it right in keeping with the way he did his ow n. Yes, we'll be taking care of it." Plans move Gavin Biddle, who had operated the auto body shop there since flG5, plans to move out in December. He will be operating operating out of Union 76 service station, i'l l. W. Beaufort, which he runs. Other sites named blooper award winners winners were: The old Illinois Central (iulf Bailroad depot and accompanying three wooden structures. It was suggested the brick depot be retained and refurbished. Landscaping, Landscaping, judges said, would make the site compatible with downtown plans and the. new city hall. The rear of buildings in the 100 block of Kast Beaufort Street. The rear of the buildings should be cleaned up, painted and landscaped where possible. Broadway Kisner Food Store. The parking lot should be landscaped, judges said, and the rear of the building and waste depository screened. Red Bird IGA Foodliner and Key l'harmacy. The parking lots should bo lx'tter maintained and landscaped. The Normal Theatre, 209 North St. The front should be refinished. The rear of buildings in the 200 block of North Street. Judges felt consideration should lx; given to developing and im-.plemeiiting im-.plemeiiting im-.plemeiiting a theme for the property, landscaping should be developed and garbage receptacles should be screened. All ICG Railroad rights-of-way. rights-of-way. rights-of-way. rights-of-way. rights-of-way. There were 15 areas chosen for recognition recognition for "superior aesthetic achievements" achievements" by the beautification contest judges. The committee plans the contest as an annual event. Behavior modification topic of speech Behavior Modification in the Classroom" will be the topic of a speech by Walt Schimanski at the 8 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday meeting of the Council for Exceptional Exceptional Children. The meeting will be in Room 314 of Fairchild Hall. Illinois State University. Normal. Schimanski is employed by the Decatur school svstem.