Last month, former Fredonia Mayor Charles St. George sent a letter to the mayor and trustees asking for its attention regarding the "appearance at the village barns."
"You have an inspector (who) goes around finding fault with the condition of people's property," he wrote. "Perhaps he should take a look at the village property on Eagle Street."
Without question, if a taxpaying village resident was maintaining that property, there would have been a laundry list of offenses sent out by the code enforcement officer, who has a record of selective enforcement.
But the barns are village property, and thus the officer filed no citations.
St. George's letter and recent comments by Trustee Thomas Brown at a board meeting, however, seem to be making a difference. The facility on Eagle Street is looking neater and cleaner since the issue has been raised.
That, in itself, is appreciated - and is a step in the right direction.