RangerGary

  • 2775 Keystone Rd Tarpon Springs, FL, 34688, USA - East Lake
    I'm an Auxiliary Park Ranger. Earlier this afternoon I observed a discarded television on the shoulder of Keystone. Because it was a hazard to both pedestrians and motorists, I marked it with orange surveyor's tape. The television is located on the NORTH side of Keystone, just WEST of the Solid Rock School.
  • Alt 19 & Georgia Ave Palm Harbor, FL, 34683, USA - Palm Harbor
    Good morning. I'm a Pinellas County Auxiliary Park Ranger. Yesterday while patrolling the Pinellas Trail I observed that a Pinellas Trail warning sign had been knocked down, probably by a vehicle. The sign was on the ground as indicated in the photo, which is the North West corner of the intersection of Alt 19 and Georgia. The sign itself did not appear to be damaged, but had graffiti painted on it. Because the sign on the ground was a hazard to passing pedestrians and cyclists, I moved the sign to the South West corner of the intersection, and placed it as far out of the way as I could under the bus bench.
  • 42272-42538 Us-19 S Tarpon Springs, FL, 34689, USA - Tarpon Springs
    A citizen reported that the sidewalk was flooded. I investigated and discovered that water was slowly flowing onto the sidewalk from the shoulder of the sidewalk. The sidewalk is located on the WEST side of US-19 S, between US 19 and Shell Pointe Drive, approximately 200 yards NORTH of the location where US 19 passes over the Pinellas Trail. I marked the location with a surveyor's stake and red tape.
  • Keystone Rd & N Highland Ave Tarpon Springs, FL, 34688, USA - East Lake
    Approximately two months ago, a motorist lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a bollard at the northeast corner of the intersection of Keystone Road and Highland Ave. The bollard was mounted in concrete. The concrete is cracked and uprooted. The orange safety cones were placed at the time of the crash, but nothing has been done since then.
  • Sewer Issue Archived
    Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Tarpon Springs, Florida - Tarpon Springs
    Earlier today while patrolling the Pinellas Trail I observed that a manhole cover had been moved. Unfortunately, I was not able to reinstall the manhole cover because I did not have the correct tool to do so. The manhole cover is on the Pinellas Trail, on the west side of the US 19 overpass. I flagged the manhole with a surveyor's stake and orange surveyor's tape to keep cyclists from running over it.
  • 2800-2842 East Lake Road South Palm Harbor, Florida - East Lake
    I'm a Pinellas County Auxiliary Park Ranger. I observed a tangle of low-voltage (I think) wires leading to a distribution box. The box was below ground level, but the top of the box had been opened, and there was a pair of channel-lock pliers and a multi-tool in the box. The box is in the grassy area between the southbound lanes of East Lake Road and the Pinellas Trail just a bit north of Walgreen's. I marked the box with a surveyor's stake and orange surveyor's tape.
  • 42160 Us Highway 19 North Tarpon Springs, Florida - Tarpon Springs
    Hello, I'm a Pinellas County Auxiliary Ranger and I patrol the East Lake branch of the Pinellas Trail. Today I was approached by a very upset disabled veteran in an electric wheelchair. He was upset because a sidewalk he travels on a regular basis was blocked by overhanging bushes and obstructed by sand and dirt. I explained to the gentleman that I worked for Parks and Conservation Resources, but I'd see what i could do. I verified that the sidewalk he referred to WAS covered in sand and blocked by bushes. I travel with a saw and loppers, so I cleared the brush so he could get by, but I didn't have a Bobcat, so there's still sand and dirt on the sidewalk. The sidewalk in question is located directly NORTH of the Pinellas Trail, on the WEST side of US 19, directly WEST of the US 19 overpass.