J Burton, Public Watcher

Fur Arrimaha: 144 Arrimaha xidhmay: 29,812 Arrimaha la Qiray: 256
Daawashada arrimaha la abuuray kadib: 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.

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  • 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
  • 401-493 Cleveland Ave Nw Huntsville, AL 35801, USA - Huntsville
    Create an Amtrak, commuter/regional rail station to allow for passenger transportation to Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville and other areas where Huntsvillians regularly travel to. It would also become an opportunity for visitors to arrive in the Downtown and enhance the amount of public activity in the city. The current Historic Depot and C&VB could be integrated into the design.
  • 35803 Huntsville, AL, USA - Huntsville
    New street under development in the Dairy at Oak Grove. New street name is South Meadows Drive. At one point in time I ran into Joel Ostrander (site supervisor with Davidson Homes) and asked him when the street lights would be put in and he said he didn't know and they weren't planning on installing them. I thought this was the responsibility of the builder / land developer to install these along with the city. Homeowners will be moving onto that street in 2 months or less and this will pose a security risk.
  • 12000-12096 Chaney Thompson Rd Se Huntsville, AL, 35803, USA - Huntsville
    Here we go AGAIN! The intersections of Chaney Thompson - Mt. Gap and Chaney Thompson - Wynsom are back to being very dangerous during school drop off and pick up times. I witnessed 2 near misses on Chaney Thompson and 3-4 on Wynsom this morning alone. All of these were from drivers not following traffic laws: making U-turns at street entrances, not yielding to oncoming traffic, not having proper following distances (sometimes barely any distance at all), etc. We have asked repeatedly for increased traffic enforcement at these intersections. It has been periodically provided and individuals continue the dangerous behaviors in front of officers with no penalty. At what point is the safety of those around the school important? I've been nearly hit several times by people using my driveway as a turnaround at unsafe speeds. When will the safety of children walking home become a priority? Please help make our neighborhood safe again.
  • 6722-6764 Old Madison Pike Nw Huntsville, AL 35806, USA - Huntsville
    Huntsville does not have a Macys department store. Bridge street is an up-scale shopping area well located with good access. Macys woudl help Huntsville and Bridge Street.
  • 677 Old Gurley Rd Ne Huntsville AL 35811, USA - Huntsville
    They put some patch on today. Its just a patch not a fix. There is no patching in the world that will bring Old Gurley up to the standards of other roads in the area. It needs to be completely stripped and widened - a new base installed and a couple courses of asphalt. Shoulders are needed perhaps even sidewalks as there are times people are walking or riding bicycles causing hazards for themselves and motorists. This is the 21st century and this old road is no longer capable of handling the traffic required by the development in the area. Bottom line: Old Gurley is a disgrace and a safety hazard - the situation should be addressed by the City and County well beyond the occasional cold patches...Update - the area of disrepair is between Barkwood and Harris Hill Rd.
  • Ward Avenue Northeast Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Ward Avenue NE needs a stop sign at the intersection with England Street. There is a hill that is difficult to see over. Traffic flies down Ward Ave at speeds well over the limit frequently. Several houses on the 1000 block of Ward have children. The road is very dangerous in that section. A stop sign would force traffic to slow down and be more cautious of cars backing out of driveways and children playing when heading west over the hill.
  • Other Archived
    700–804 Weatherly Rd Se Huntsville 35803, United States - Huntsville
    Increased traffic and excessive westbound speeds on weatherly are making left turns from Hickory Hill difficult and dangerous. It’s becoming a 50mph road and that’s difficult to turn on to.
  • 162 Old Gurley Rd Ne Huntsville, AL 35811, USA - Huntsville
    Like Harris Hills. With Target, Best Buy, Kirklands, Michaels. It is a long way into town and this shopping complex would draw customers from Scottsboro and Gurley areas. There is NOTHING close by and located for those areas. And NO ONE wants to go to the Wal Mart on 72/Sparkman. Some Nice Sit down restaurants.
  • 3918 Hawthorne Avenue Southwest Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Picnic table has been removed from its concrete pad. I know it puts it under the shade tree but it was not originally meant to be there.
  • Zoning issue Archived
    Zierdt Rd Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    Valor Communities has still not removed the large sign on the side of Zierdt Road between Belltower Lane and Natures Way. This was reported over a month ago and Valor Communties does not have any more homes or property in The Reserve.
  • Drake Avenue Between Dotson And Lucerne Huntsville, Alabama - Huntsville
    There is a wire laying across a busy sidewalk on Drake between Lucerne and Dotson. It has been like this for some time. It is a dangerous tripping hazard. It has a cone by it. The wire comes down the pole across the sidewalk and then into a residential yard.