Chuck Henson

Open Issues: 40 Closed Issues: 49,819 Acknowledged Issues: 13,428
Watching issues created after: 2012-01-18

Chuck Henson, Traffic Reporter, Bay News 9

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  • 1049 Central Ave St Petersburg, Florida - Commission District 7
    The Amsterdam had loud music again last night, that continued until Midnight...on a Monday! Calling police doesn't do much.
  • Traffic Issue Acknowledged
    9th St N And 17th Ave N Saint Petersburg, Florida - Commission District 7
    The cross walk painted on 9th St N near 17th Ave N is used frequently by people going to/from Crescent Lake. However, the street marking and signage are so hard to see that many drivers speed past while people are waiting to cross. It is very dangerous for pedestrians, especially the many children in the surrounding neighborhoods. In this location - where drivers don't stop at the area designated as the safest place to cross - the cross walk only provides a false sense of security. Is it possible to repaint the cross walk, making it more obvious to drivers, and to place better signage on the side of the road? Ideally, the best option would be to install a median (similar to that on 4th St N near 20th Ave N) that made the pedestrian crossing more obvious. Thank you for your attention to this matter!
  • 550 9th Ave South Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Roser Park Neighborhood Association
    Between 4th & 6th St S, There is an alarming number of people (10 - 15 vehicles a day) going the wrong way on the one way 9th Ave S. This is a major safety issue as people coming around the corner simply cannot see the wrong way cars and I see near accidents all the time on this road. Just a matter of time before something tragic happens.
  • 7121 9th Ave N St. Petersburg Fl 33710 Saint Petersburg Florida - Azalea Homes Community Association

    I would like to invite you to witness the sheer number of cars that are excessively speeding on 9th Ave N, west of 66th st. It seems as if most of these drivers use it as a quick connector from Park St., without realizing that the speed limit actually tapers down to 25-30mph to quell speeders travelling through, as 9th ave transitions to residential.

    This may be significantly problematic, because of the presence of the Pinellas Trail. I have seen a couple of dangerous occurrences happen right before my eyes. I saw two teen-aged males, who weren't prudent enough to walk thier bikes across the crosswalk, almost get clipped by a car. SPC is nearby and I see other students crossing here as well.

    The cars that stop when the crosswalk strobe is activated also seem to be sitting ducks for possible accidents. Working from my home office, I have seen (and heard the screechng of) at least two occasions where an abiding car would stop so someone could cross the trail, only to be nearly rear-ended by the car behind them. The tire skid marks should still be there to serve as ample evidence of this.

    There is signage forewarning drivers of the upcoming crosswalk, as well as posted speed limit signs. However, I think that this segment of 9th as well as 5th ave where the trail crosses, would highly benefit from digital radar-equipped speed limit signs to make it obvious for drivers to slow down, before someone gets seriously injured. It's just too easy for drivers to assume that this stretch of 9th is 40-45mph like the rest of the avenue crossing the city.

  • Codes Compliance Acknowledged
    146 18th Ave. Ne Saint Petersburg, Fl 33704 - Historic Old Northeast

    After several complaints 146 18th Ave NE is still operating as an AirBnB. It is currently being rented and continues to be listed online, https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9992754?s=Scj1-7aw.

    How many complaints will it take to stop this?

  • 600 Mlk S. Saint Petersburg, Florida - Commission District 7
    There is a "shantytown" that has cropped up on the green space next to Staybridge Suites and is being lived in. The presence of this mess is frightening residents in the area. It's a terrible eyesore. Please remove or dismantle if possible. If we can't park in our yards, how can this mess be allowed to exist. Tow them away.
  • 12th Avenue Northeast Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Old Northeast
    The number of dogs on the beach and water at Northshore Park has been increasing. Today at noon there were 12 dogs on the beach, most without leashes. I observed 1 fairly rough dog fight, and dogs pooping in the water. Part of the problem seems to have started with the volleyball players who bring their dogs every day, but now everyone else is bringing their dogs. People bring dogs clearly in front of the "no dog" signs. The dogs make me uncomfortable at the beach, scare the birds, and the pooping in the water seemed really unsanitary. I think if you sent someone out on a Sunday once or twice and issued some warnings, you could greatly decrease the dogs.
  • 1547 34th Ave N St Petersburg, Florida - Magnolia Heights Neighborhood Association
    Not interested in the $2,500,000+/yr con job that I'm forced to take part in. It doesn't cost this much to remove commodities.
  • Pothole Archived
    2032-2046 Coffee Pot Blvd Ne St. Petersburg, FL 33704, USA - Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association
    Three depressions in roadway have caused bike accidents. Hard to see and avoid.
  • 6166 9th Avenue North Saint Petersburg, Florida - Eagle Crest Homeowners Association

    Issue:
    Known issue of drainage concerns on 9th Avenue North.
    There are 3 storm drains having issues all happen to be in front of my home.
    Everyday rains produce flooding.
    ** heavier rains even worse
    Danger to drivers
    Health concern for us (odor and yuckie smells are free).
    Mosquito breeding

    Everyday rains Results:
    Deposits oil, pollution, seeds, sewer – God only knows what is being left in our yard.
    Kills our plants, moves our brickwork
    Folks driving threw our yard ruining everything running over our plants and planters.
    Causing shifting in driveway concrete
    **water comes into our home
    **water sits on our home putting pressure on foundation
    **home is having settling issues due to high volumes of water leaning on the home
    ** walls are cracking and now floor is cracked and ruined needs to be fixed and replaced.

    Solution:
    clean the drains
    Monitor yard waste from mall and school which goes into the drains
    connect the drains so they work
    put drains in 7th and 8th avenue instead of having them tie into 9th
    direct waters from mall away from street

    Acknowledge Problem:
    (It rained for 3 weeks straight in our area in August/September)
    Since then:
    I called storm drain management 2 times, left message no return calls.
    I called action mayors line 3 times still no results.
    I’ve been dealing with the flooding issues here since 1982.
    It would be nice to know that the city still cares about its citizens
    The city is aware of the issue at hand, and the long term problems it has been causing.
    2 of my windows are having difficultly opening now, wall cracked, area of our house has moved, the floor has crowning, its uneven. This could have been avoided had the city fixed this on going problem that they have known about for years.
    Is there anyone out there that can help us?

    Thank you. Cheryl Day 6166 9th Avenue North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

  • Other Acknowledged
    2047 2nd Ave N Saint Petersburg, Florida - Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    People living in filthy conditions in garage with smell of feces coming from it. Cats are infested within the garage including kittens and stray's. Tents set up in the back yard and animal feces surrounding fence and alley way. Not sure of who is living there, but neighbors do not want to park or go in the alley way. This is a public nuisance when they open the garage door, feed the stray cats, and we are unsure of who is in there?
  • 1550 25th St N Saint Petersburg, Florida - North Kenwood Neighborhood Association
    several cars need to go. House is a wreck. Rotted wood,outdoor storage