889 Pinellas Point Dr S Saint Petersburg, Florida
I have reported this issue NUMEROUS times, the last couple of times with photos, and each time it seems to inexplicably "disappear". I've lived in my house for 6 years now, The first several years, the lake behind my house was maintained. It was regularly sprayed for mosquitoes and the cattails and brush and invasive plants around the edges cut and maintained. Their is a culvert at the edge of my property, in the lake that has become SEVERELY overgrown and I am concerned that if we have a big, flooding storm, water is going to back up into my yard because of this blockage. The neighbor behind me has a "seawall" (but even still, he is also concerned because the invasive pepper tree is growing over the wall and into his yard!), however both my yard and that of my neighbor to the east, do not. The invasive pepper tree (for one) that is growing back there is 5 times the size it was (or MORE!) when I bought this house. Mostly the only thing back there was the papyrus and non-spreading bamboo, which is a logical plant for it's purpose, and is not invasive. I have asked several landscapers to give me an estimate to clear back the pepper tree, but the cost is prohibitive, even if they would do the work, which they WON'T, because the lake is on City property. They say if they cut something back that they're not supposed to, the City could fine them. At this point, I want to get back there with a chainsaw myself, but it is your responsibility. I'm not the one who owns it, but it will be MY property that is hurt if this causes an issue. Additionally, it is getting so "swampy" back there that the mosquitoes are ferocious! I am taking a screenshot of this request so next time it disappears, I can just bring it down to one of the City offices to do my complaining. Or call one of the news stations. Every other issue here is dealt with in some manner. How about dealing with this one instead of erasing it?