J Burton, Public Watcher

Otwarte sprawy: 162 Sprawy zamknięte: 29 817 Acknowledged Issues: 258
Watching issues created after: 2015-10-12

I am a public watcher interested in fixing issues as quickly as possible after they arise. I don't "fixes" that do not permanently address the problem, nor do I want the fix to take so long that it creates an issue of its own.


  • Jefferson St N Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Concessioned vertical wind tunnel the simulates skydiving
  • 223 Eastside Square Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    The only way to make Downtown Huntsville into a viable walkable community is to pass an ordinance that requires the spaces facing the street to be limited to retail and restaurants. The attorneys, insurance companies, storage space, etc. should be only on upper floors and rear offices. Lets make a really exciting Downtown Huntsville!
  • 12109 Comanche Trail Southeast Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Is there not an ordinance against throwing trash into yards and driveways? This house is unoccupied, yet the HSV Times carrier throws papers there several times a week. There are currently 9 papers turning into plastic shrouded mush. We pick them up to throw away often but can’t keep up. This is an eyesore and is LITTERING. I’ve calked the HSV Times to ask that this be stopped but they refuse because I am not the property owner.
  • 1102 Pegasus Drive Northwest Huntsville, AL - Huntsville
    speeding is a everyday. people not living in subdivison speed thru sub division like it's 565. Police come out some of the time, but it doesnt stop. Need speed bumps on both street into subdivison
  • Governors Dr Huntsville, AL 35806, USA - Huntsville
    Huntsville Needs an IKEA Store. i think this would be a great location but Im not picky about where its placed. Currently the closest one is in Atlanta.
  • 6308 Old Madison Pike Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Recently repaved, but awfully done. The road is worse than it was before. The road destroys the shocks on my car. This is completely unsafe for motorcyclists.
  • 4100 Leeman Ferry Rd Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville

    Pictures: http://rocketcityrc.com/?page_id=10823

    Numerous drainage and road damage issues. Water pools on road every time it rains and typically takes several days to dissipate. These pools are mosquito, insect and algae breeding grounds in warmer months. Road is broken and severely cracked in many locations. Some of the damage areas were caused by city contractor equipment during last year's runway re-surfacing. We were told they would return and repair the damage, but never returned and we were never contacted. There is also a large drop-off at the entrance by the gate where the cement ramp meats the asphalt. Several vehicles have bottomed-out on the cement due to the height difference between the two surfaces.

    Bob Templeton
    President - Rocket City RC
    4100 Leeman Ferry RD.

  • 2110 1st St Sw Huntsville, AL, 35805, USA - Huntsville
    I live on 1st ST in the Lowe Mill District. This property at 2110 is an old boarding house across the street from me and next to Central Baptist Church. The boarding house stood empty for many years, and recently was bought and fixed up by Cole Kupec and his mother and brother. Cole told me initially that it was going to be rented out as apartments. Recently, my neighbor told me that he told her that it was going to be turned into a halfway house. This is an awful idea. There are children all up and down this street and I'm sure none of my neighbors will be pleased about this either. As you know, Lowe Mill is being upgraded and improved, and 1st Street is a main connection between Governors Drive and Bob Wallace Ave. I am very upset, I DO NOT want a halfway house across the street from me. What can be done to stop this? Thank you, Rita Coffin
  • Barren Fork Blvd Sw Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    The city has recently started connecting Barren Fork Blvd to Youpon Dr. This will connect several neighborhoods and Williams School off Barren Fork Blvd to the large subdivision of Lake Forest. There are currently a lot of traffic problems in Lake Forest (speeding throughout the subdivision at all hours of the day and congestion at the main entrance in the mornings). If Barren Fork Blvd is connected to Youpon Drive it will make our traffic problems in Lake Forest even worse as it will increase traffic. Please consider making the connection for emergency vehicles only, our subdivision should not be a cut through that will increase traffic and speeding. There are a lot of children in Lake Forest whose safety should also be considered.
  • Mastin Lake Road Between Delia Ln And Jordan Lane ...And Between Nathalee Ave And Jordan Lane Huntsville, AL - Huntsville
    The neighborhoods that live in that area desperately need a sidewalk to provide safe passable access to the stores and restaurants on the corner of Jordan lane ...not only for pedestrians but for people with disabilities using mobility scooters. The people with disabilities are forced into the street with traffic sometimes in excess of 40 mph. Rocks or other debris kicked up by cars could seriously injure those people...and an accident would almost guarantee death. The stretch of sidewalk needed is less than 1 mile long and would be beneficial to both the residents and the businesses. The need is urgent.
  • 470 Natures Way Sw Huntsville, AL 35824, USA - Huntsville
    G.Garden Landscaping has placed business cards in Ziploc bags with rocks and have tossed out throughout community. A large percentage will end up in the storm water system. Please see contact with info from business card in attached pick and have them cease and desist in littering.
  • 1112 Oster Drive Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    I have tried complaining about this issue before but to no avail. The drainage ditch behind and beside my property has eroded to the point of dangerous conditions. I have already had 2 (two!) trees come down from the side ditch, damaging the fence and destroying the swimming pool. When reported I was told that this was "my problem" and I was responsible for clean up and repair. The fence along the back of the yard has started to fall int the large ditch behind the house. We have lost 3-4 fence posts as they no longer have anything to cling to. The fence is only remaining now because of the few trees that are barely standing to support it. Again, when I reported this (over a year ago) I was told that the city "could not afford" to fix these problems. There are some very large trees clinging to the side of this ditch, some very precarious. What happens when one of them comes down and takes out my house? This is dangerous and needs to be addressed. Thank you.
    Awaiting your response,
    D.L. Stephenson