Meet the CWE North’s Clean Team

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Meet the CWE North’s Clean Team, Sean Anthony, left, and Christopher Pate, right, whom you have likely spotted clearing  debris and leaves from sidewalks and curbs in the business district, and this past week the unusually large amount of snow that blanketed the area.  (They are photographed above during 2018’s Halloween festivities.)

Sean, who works full time, and Chris who is part-time, are on the job 7 days a week, 365 days a year, except for holidays and inclement weather (though that didn’t prevent them from working last weekend). They are funded by the Community Improvement District North which gets its revenue from a 1% sales tax on purchases made within the CWE North CID district, which extends along Euclid from Lindell north to Washington, and includes commercial properties on Maryland and McPherson between Kingshighway and the residential zones east of Euclid. That includes restaurants, shops, Straub’s and The Chase Hotel.

In addition to the duties mentioned above, the pair is responsible for emptying sidewalk trash cans, picking up litter, removing graffiti and stickers from public fixtures, and similar projects as needed throughout the District.

The friendly pair is always up for a chat and often find themselves offering directions to visitors as well. Whenever I see Chris and/or Sean I always thank them for what they are doing, and they always turn my thanks around and say, “no, thank you (that means all of you) for giving us the work.”

Having clean streets and sidewalks may seem like a small thing, until you travel to other neighborhoods that don’t have the luxury of a dedicated street cleaning crew. Thanks to CWE North CID’s Executive Director Kate Haher and the CID Commissioners, and to everyone who patronizes the businesses here for making it possible.

Please say hello when you see Sean and Chris out and about.



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    Arthur Cubert

    January 18, 2019

    Nicki what a great article that recognizes two unsung heroes in our community. They are great guys and we are lucky to have them in our neighborhood.Thanks for taking the time to recognize them.

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    Ron Silverman

    January 18, 2019

    These guys do a great job. Thanks for mentioning them.

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    Maggie Montray

    January 19, 2019

    I miss working and playing in the CWE. I’m so delighted with this story. CWE has always had wonderful persons of note walking the corridors. Thanks guys for keeping my memories alive!

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    Jan Kasalko

    January 20, 2019

    Thank you for this article.
    Chris and Sean certainly deserve to be recognized and thanked for keeping our neighborhood beautiful.
    And always with a smile.

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    January 20, 2019

    These guys are great! They always a friendly word while keeping the area looking great. Thanks for featuring them.