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Bus Stop Benches Refurbished by Rotary Club

Original post made by Jim Lewis, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Oct 17, 2012

In this time of national elections, State ballot proposals and local city council candidates vieing for two seats, it may be hard to get excited about the recent refurbishment of three bus stop benches. Two of the three benches are located on Middlefield Road, primarily for the benefit of Menlo Atherton High School students and the third bus bench is located on El Camino Real, near Oak Grove Avenue.

The tree benches were the gift to the city from the Rotary Club of Menlo Park, approx. twenty-five years ago. They have withstood the test of time, but showed considerable wear and tear in recent times.

In a community spirited way, the Rotary Club worked with three local contractors to clean, prepare, upgrade, stain, polish and overall improve their function, looks and appearance. The end result are three benches which now are useful and at the same time an amenity in which to take a sense of pride.

To show their appreciation, the Rotary Club of Menlo Park plans to recognize the three contractors at their regular weekly meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. This is certainly a well deserved celebration for a job well done. The contractors are Bob Rosenberg of Gr8 Work Builders, Inc., Chris Capp of Capp's Pressure Washing and Marechal Pascal Painting.

Special thanks are also extended to Paul Lawson, Community Services Committee Chair and Timothy Leary, DDS, President for their part in making this a realty.

Civic pride can be expressed in many ways. These folks deserve a round of applause for their part in helping make Menlo Park special.

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Posted by Jim Lewis
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Some of the students that use the bus stop benches located along Middlefield Road, near the Menlo Atherton High School, commented that the wood benches are installed on dirt. It would be helpful if a cement pad could be placed under the bench or better yet, a shelter provided for days when it rains. Would this be possible?

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 20, 2012 at 8:43 am

The benches are on dirt? How tragic! Look a gift horse in the mouth much Jim?

Thank you Rotary Club.

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