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Voting Opens for 47th Ward Menu Projects

 Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) opened voting on the ward's 2013 menu projects.
Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) opened voting on the ward's 2013 menu projects.
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LINCOLN SQUARE — Curb repair doesn't sound particularly appetizing, but it's among the items residents of the 47th Ward will be choosing from on a priority list of projects to tackle in 2013.

An online survey went live Tuesday and will remain open through March 19. A paper version of the ballot is available at the ward office, 4243 N. Lincoln Ave.

At last month's Ward Council meeting, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) presented the list of preliminary menu projects for 2013, based on nearly 80 block audits as well as complaint calls to 311 and issues brought to the ward office. Alleys were identified as a top concern.

In announcing the survey, Pawar noted that the cost to complete the entire preliminary list tops $6 million. His aldermanic menu fund only provides for $1.3 million.

In addition to collecting survey results, members of the 47th Ward staff will visit the location of each proposed menu project — be it a cracked curb or a pockmarked street — and assess the state of disrepair. Their observations, coupled with previously gathered date including the survey, will help determine final menu options.

Pawar plans to host a meeting in early April to reveal 2013's menu projects.