If St Pete doesn't do something about the nonstop extensive garbage along 275 especially around the downtown exits and the horrible recycling eyesore it's going to be reported to the right people at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, News Channels, Board of Health and anywhere else because it's literally disgusting seeing it all especially getting down the storm drains and piled up on the lids. This Mayor is ridiculous and hires the laziest people in the city. Landscapers, who over spray weed kill an kill all the existing trees along 275, the mowers who mow like a bad hair cut the city is a mess! ...except Beach Drive of course. I even have visitors from out of state that comment on all the garbage and sad looking roads here. It's nonsense! St Pete!!! Stop polluting our waters! Get with it already!
Part of this drainage canal is in the Pinellas Park district and part is in the city of Largo district. In other words behind our house is Pnellas Park but everything north that abuts Ranchero Village and Pine Forest is the city of Largo. I contacted the city of Largo several times and was told there was a work order in process to get the drainage ditch cleaned out. I’ve only see them go over and mow but from the pictures you can see below, it is terribly over grown. Over the years from my recall this has only been dredged out once maybe twice and I’m not sure who did it. It has been neglected for a very long time causing loads of vegetation to grow in the drainage canal and consequently the water flow is basically nonexistent. The stagnant water was checked last year by Pinellas County and loads of mosquito larvae were found and they treated it and my yard and the neighbors unkept swimming pool. We understand that money has been allocated to clean up drainage canal’s and ditches in our area and we would very much like a response from someone as to when we can expect this to be done. We purchased this property 40 yrs ago because it was actually considered on the water. Instead of a beautiful place for the ducks to swim and otters to Roam, it has become a horrible eyesore and we need attention to it .
58th St N ditches junction with Miles Creek at 33rd Ave N. Miles Creek flows westbound going under 66th St N curving northward into Joe's Creek just west of 66th St at 40th Ave N. Joe's Creek empties into Cross Bayou. Miles Creek banks are gradually sliding into creek and there is much foliage and trees holding it together. Slow movement of water flow contributes to neighborhood flooding. The City should consider converting Miles Creek to a concrete viaduct to carry 4-6 times the water and also to serve as more water holding potential. See sample photo.
I am on the corner of 2600 9TH AVE N and 26TH Street N next to the high school football field. 26TH ST N is one way because of the school traffic. My driveway backs out onto 26TH St N. Everyday numerous cars turn off of 9TH AVE N and go the wrong way on 26TH ST N. I have almost been hit backing out of my driveway on numerous occasions not expecting anyone coming the wrong way. I think it is because you can not see the one way arrows painted on the street because they are very worn and the one-way signs are not easily seen when turning off 9th Ave N. The asphalt street is very cracked and broken up. And, one other thing, some years ago a utility contractor must have trenched the road at the foot of my driveway and now the storm water and mud collects at the foot of my driveway because the road was apparently not repaired correctly after the utility work. Maybe resurfacing the short section of 26TH ST N from the school to 9TH AVE would correct the drainage problem and new one-way indicators may help with the dangerous one-way traffic.
You have had multiple entries on see click fix for this issue. I'm just highlighting it once again. I'm highlighting the fact that the issue always gets closed but never gets resolved. This standing water is a community danger. Someone has already broken her leg because of the slippery algae that has formed in it.
The corner of 35th Ave So and Country Club Way So becomes a lake even during the smallest shower. We reported this over a year ago, workers were sent out and all they did was dig a hole and put up some barricades. Those are long gone now and the water still pools in front of my mother's house when it rains. A storm drain needs to be installed to the lake that is right next to the street.
For 2 years this sinkhole from water drain collapsing has been reported to the City with these barriers (initially spray painted circles) and remains UNREPAIRED. The repair team dug a hole in my yard in front of the hedge in photo. That hole has enlarged with more rain. This is a major road hazard and is dangerous to residents walking or driving on our road where our homes set. My lawn is getting damage by traffic attempting to back up or divert away from these barriers. My pristine hedge has been damaged all over. GET THIS ESSENTIAL STORMWATER DRAIN AND RESIDENTIAL STREET REPAIRED ASAP!!!! TWO YEARS IS ENOUGH! I WANT COMPENSATION FOR THE DAMAGE TO MY PROPERTY!!
Someone needs to please go to the Joes Creek Watershed pond and clear out all the dead reeves/plants where the pipes lead into the pond.There are hundreds of dead fish in and out of the pond because with the lack of rain all the tall plants died and fell into the water blocking the fish into a small pipe. It smells HORRIBLE and there are about fifty fish trapped in this pipe dieing right now. Please take care of this ASAP. Thank you.