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.
The vegetation on this corner is very dangerously overgrown. In order to pull out from the stop sign, it is necessary to inch out into almost the middle of the road. In the past few days I was nearly hit twice. This is an unacceptable hazzard. The residents of the home will watch drivers as they struggle to see and continue to water the overgrown mess. I know someone who almost hit a child on a bicycle recently. This has been reported before, and it was trimmed back. We are in Florida, folks. This stuff grows fast. This mess is a hazard, NOT beautification. It needs to go!
It seems to be ok to loiter and sleep at our major intersection in town, but don't try it on the beach where hardly anyone will see you. Pedestrians have to step over or around the people to cross the street and it appalls me as a resident that the police drive right past them at all hours of the day and don't get them to move along. I can't imagine what the tourists must think especially when they are walking around town with their children. The new bank on the corner must love it too. I'd like to take pride in my town again and not be ashamed to encourage my friends and family too come visit.
Peridot Palms apartments (new construction) built their downspout drain system to flood the walking/biking trail. Their system dumps collected rainwater onto a 2' wide grass strip that floods the trail with mud and lacks adequate drainage, leaving the trail slippery and disgusting days after rains have otherwise dried up.
So just behind the city pool, there is an area that constantly has a sewage smell. It's just as the sidewalk corners and it does seem to be an area that garbage builds up. Whenever I walk along the bay, this area has a horrable smells of raw sewage. Certainly something can be done to improve the cleanliness and smell of the area.
Constantly water on the South side of the street on 21st ave NE between Locust and Oak. Believe it is being pumped from 2020 Oak St NE. There is water even when there is no rain and other streets are dry. Possible drain issue. Mosquito attractor also.
Homeless camp on north bank of Booker Creek on east side of 4th St S at bridge. Large amount of trash and debris such as clothing, blankets, garbage, wheelchairs, etc...Please send someone out to clean. It's a huge mess.
Property is vacant. Back door is torn off. Pool has a substantial amount of standing green water. Fence is down in back and front. Property could easily be occupied by vagrants or drug dealers. Children could fall into pool and drown.