Caledonia residents concerned over construction in their quaint neighborhoods
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CALEDONIA - Controversy on the streets of Caledonia, where homeowners are concerned over a plan to rip up their roads.
What is being billed as a project set to improve this neighborhood in Caledonia isn't sitting well with the folks who live there.
Homeowners are concerned the transformation of their small streets may cause more harm than good.
"Go around our neighborhood, and you're going to see a lot of red Xs,” said Walter Pelky. “And there's a lot of upset people."
Pelky lives on Ellis Avenue, and it has been his home for 36 years. It's normally is a quaint neighborhood that is now littered with construction barrels and road crews. The project is part of a major overhaul of the water and sewer system.
Residents are worried wider roads may lead to people racing down their streets. Then, there's the destruction of the trees that have stood in their yards for generations.
Dozens of residents signed a petition to keep their road the way it is.
Either way, the face of this neighborhood is set to change soon. Crews will start removing trees on Monday.
Village leaders say they don't know if assessments on the homes in the neighborhood will go up, but the village board is still hammering out the details.