J Burton, Public Watcher

Otwarte sprawy: 145 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.


  • 7500 Whitesburg Dr Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    The only thing preventing this pole from falling into Whitesburg Dr is that the lines on the leaning pole are hitting the new pole. We know Huntsville Utilities can only move their lines. Why doesn't the city get AT&T, WOW & Comcast to move their lines?
  • 103 Black Oak Dr Ne Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Sidewalk dead ends - need ramp installed to connect sidewalk to street.
  • 99 Thayer Street Northwest Huntsville, AL 35806, United States of America - Huntsville
    This raccoon had been terrorizing the Village of Providence neighborhood for a month now. It is out during the day mostly around, Meeting, Battery and Braxton streets. Here it is for the third or fourth time coming out of our pool area garbage can. Please trap it!
  • 1798 Old Monrovia Road Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Traffic circle has been in place for many years and numerous drivers still are not maneuvering it correctly. Providence Main exiting to Old Monrovia eastbound is the only traffic immediately allowed in the right lane but traffic in the circle from the other feeders often exits the circle directly into the right lane crossing the solid white line. Domed traffic control devices need to be installed along the pavement's white line to help direct traffic correctly. The white line has been repainted more frequently than other lines because of the right of way violations. See attached view; domes needed along drawn red line.
  • 9633 Dortmund Dr Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Section of sidewalk has not been replaced after it was removed.
  • Other Archived
    2711 Box Canyon Road Se Huntsville Alabama - Huntsville
    In October 2017 a driver texting ran over all the phone boxes in my front yard. I have called the city, AT&T, & Comcast. All want to pawn it off on the next guy and it still isn't corrected. Then the contractors for Google fiber came and laid their conduit. This cut the AT&T line so a temporary line is laying in the street and has been for months. They also cut the power to the street light. The city came and corrected this, but still left the mess of lines piled up in my yard nor has required anyone to come correct it. I don't know who else to contact.
  • 9741 Wallwood Dr Se Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Last year a contractor for AT&T dug a hole for their equipment next to the sidewalk which caused the gravel bed to fall into the hole. The contractor did not replace the gravel under the sidewalk. This year a contractor for Xfinity broke a water line install their cable. When Huntsville Utilities came to repair the line they had to dig on the other side of the same section of sidewalk where the AT&T contractor had dug. Now the entire section of sidewalk is slowing falling into the void.
  • Dog bags Archived
    Big Spring Park Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Most large cities that I visit have dog bag stations at their parks. This encourages owners to pick up their waste and allows for citations when owners do not. I think Big Spring Park and other parks throughout town would benefit
  • 15002 Carlisle Dr Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville
    This cable has been running from the box, across the sidewalk, down the gutter, and back up across the sidewalk two houses down since Sept 1, 2018, and for an unknown amount of time before (we saw it when looking at the house around Labor Day, then we bought the house and moved in, and there's been no change). We have contacted WOW three times in the last 4 weeks, and contrary to their promises to take care of it right away, nothing has been done. Is this violating any city ordinance? Could the city contact WOW and strongly encourage them to take care of this?
  • 1100-1198 Pegasus Dr Nw Huntsville, AL, 35806, USA - Huntsville

    Speed bumps have been a nice addition to Midtowne on the Park and has helped deterred some speeding. Unfortunately, drivers can avoid speed bumps on Pegasus Drive and Midtowne Lane by squeezing between the bump and the curb.

    This has created a risk for homeowners checking their mailboxes as cars come close to the curb at fast speeds. Also, the curb next to the speed bumps are getting damaged by cars colliding with the curb while driving at a fast speed to avoid the bump.

    Drivers trying to avoid the speed bumps also create traffic confusion as it sometimes appear they are trying to pull over to stop to park, tricking drivers behind them who may start to drive around them.

    Is there anything that can be done to modify our speed bumps that will prevent drivers from driving around them on the curb side?

    Thank you,
    Concerned Resident

  • 503 Weatherly Rd Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville
    Upon completion of the sidewalk upgrade & paving of Valley View Dr, the work-crew deposited leftover asphalt material onto the corner of VV & Weatherly RD, near the Stop sign. {I understand from the City I am responsible for upkeep of this area & will do so, mowing it & clipping tree branches to maintain visibility for traffic.} It is a small mess, but problematic. If you could have a crew simply clear off the asphalt material thrown about, I can & will take it from there... no replanting required.
    However, you might inspect the level of finish & debris left at where the sidewalk was modified - is that up to spec? Thanks,
  • 100 Spragins St Sw Huntsville 35801, United States - Huntsville
    Lamp broken