Large trees were taken down on Maple Avenue in Maplewood Thursday to make way for sidewalks, a resident reported.
The resident said the city cut down several “old growth trees” on Maple Avenue rather than find a way to route sidewalks around them. Also that residents were given no say and are extremely upset.
In addition, resident said, the city contracted Gateway Tree Care, and one of their employees “is working in front of my house right now with a swastika tattoo on his arm. I feel this reflects poorly on the company and the city.”
The resident added that there have been issues in the past with MO American Water contractors and offensive slogans on their personal vehicles parked on the street.