This house is being used as a drug den, flop pad, whatever the lingo is these day.. There is a mentally handicapped man why is supposed to be cared for by a care giver at this property but is forced to live in an armchair on the front porch. There is a constant flow of junkies coming and going from this address, people falling face first onto the sidewalk, people rolling around in the street screaming, people laying in the yard. Besides all of that this yard is overgrown and full of trash. It's disgusting that neighbors with kids have to live next to and witness this daily. I KNOW this has been called reported here and called in to GPD multiple times, why has nothing been done??
The trash problem has continued at NE Park, Partiers have moved from the racquetball courts to the wooded SW corner which abuts homes along 13th Ave. Individuals have moved two plastic chairs from tennis courts to this newly trashed area. During the day they congregate under the picnic pavilion drinking and smoking dope. This is right by the playground. It would be appreciated if officers walked this area at night and sometimes during the day. Thanks to all who have to deal with this issue.
There is a telephone pole in on the NE corner of the lot located at 600 NE 11th Street. It was damaged by a fallen tree. The damage includes three steel reinforcement cables that are now completely slack. The pole is in a weakened state and I fear that it could fall on my vehicles or block access to my drive way.
The stop sign on the NE side of the intersection usually has a very helpful white stripe painted on the pavement next to it. Now, the line is almost totally invisible, and this is a blind intersection that needs a visible warning besides the sign.
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Residents have no access to their homes. Lakeview drive is under water and Hatchet Creek is flooding CR329B. Lots of people are still there. Cars have had to be towed for breaking down after driving in water. Some had to leave pets behind and get out for fear of being stranded. The road seems to have more cracks and potholes each day. Water was up to the top of SUV tire rims. There are at least 6 blocks full of houses trapped between floods.
While on daily early evening walks through NE Park I've noticed an increase in people openly drinking alcohol and smoking who knows what especially around the racquetball court areas. I would suggest that the park service remove the white plastic yard chairs from the area as I see them at times scattered about the park by partiers. Police should exit their patrol vehicles from the NE 13th Ave side of park and walk in to witness this behavior. There's also a black SUV taking up multiple spaces piled high with debris that is a permanent fixture in the north parking lot. The drinking, smoking and drugging going on related to this vehicle does not promote a safe and inviting recreational environment for our community. I'm wondering how long this would go unaddressed at Westside or Kanapaha Parks?? Please correct these issues. Thank you.
In front of Main St. Post office. The island ballard has been down for about a month. It no doubt was torn off by a vehicle. Apparently the employees in the department responsible for this road issue that have passed this daily don't have time to address it unless there,s a formal complaint. Alot of tax payers dollars were spent on this section of Main St but not much is done to maintain it once completed.
GNV311 is being used as a reporting tool primarily which is great, but you guys are missing the big picture when it comes to being "citizen-centered" and meeting the citizens where they are at. Every issue reported is closed and citizens are then forwarded to a phone number or the city's code enforcement internal ticketing system which has a horrible user experience. You can't even link to a specific issue in the Public Access site. It makes it very cumbersome to follow up on issues and keep the city accountable. You guys should leave issues open in GNV311 until they are resolved. You don't have to change any internal processes, but leave the tickets open and the information flowing. Please get this to Anthony Lyons and the folks at the top focused on Citizen Centered Gainesville.
Traffic calming is needed on the 1600 block of NW 9th St. Cars turning off 16th Ave race through the neighborhood to the speed bumps further down the road and then to the apartment complex at the end of the road. If traffic calming is not possible - that entrance to the apartment complex needs to be closed. As I understand - it was meant to be an emergency exit and not open at all times.
The Location of the Old Sweet Mel's restaurant.
I wrote in approximately 2 weeks ago. In taking a bike ride through downtown today toward Depot Park for lunch at Pop A Top, I encountered the same trash accumulation I reported on 2 weeks ago. That issue was clearly not addressed and now there is additional trash present. This is a main thoroughfare to our downtown area. The City Mayor and Commissioners are stating they would like to improve the Downtown/East side of Gainesville yet this particular issue goes seemingly unchecked. The owner of the property, per public record is a local urologist. It is unfortunate that there are folks in this town who choose to litter and not take pride in themselves and our town but it is the owners responsibility to ensure their property is managed properly and kept clean. If this were public property, certainly the City would put our taxpayer dollars to work to clean the area. The fact that it is privately owned posses a different issue. Please, take action. Is this what we want for Gainesville? Is this the picture we want for our "New American City" ad??