" … Why can't things like this get done? This is so disappointing and frustrating. …"

overpass      2centsMy two cents;    Perhaps the city needs a Virtual Help Desk, with a ticket system, so complaints and request like this one do not continue to get lost within the city’s bureaucracy.

Weeds under I-95 overpass    December 13, 2013 8:54 AM
From:  scott@tuffturflandscaping.com
To:  “Greg Kisela” <gkisela@port-orange.org>
Mr. Kisela,
Over a month ago, and on more than one occasion, council members have noted that the weed growth is out of control and needs to be address under the I-95 over pass.  Can you please tell me why nothing has been done?  Look at the attached pictures.  It is absolutely disgraceful that residents and visitors get off I-95 at the Port Orange exit that this is one of the first things they have to see.
Why is the City not being more responsive to the direction of the council on things like this.  One of our former Public Works Directors would have heard this surface concern surface from a councilman or the City Manager and it would have been handled before lunch the very next day, and he never would have worried about whether it was really the County or State’s responsibility.  He would have just got it done because he realized it was a bad reflection on our City.  Why can’t things like this get done?  This is so disappointing and frustrating.  This job should take about 2 hours for 2 workers with flat bladed shovels, 1 weed eater and some commercial grade Round-Up to handle and it would be looking great.  
PLEASE have them do something about this!
Scott Stiltner

2 thoughts on “" … Why can't things like this get done? This is so disappointing and frustrating. …"

  • December 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Seems like the “mulch island” in the middle of Dunlawton and Ridgewood all over again. Mr. Stiltner is correct that city staff should just get it done, and that council has been ignored on these concerns.
    The city could always send FDOT pictures before and after with a letter of displeasure and an invoice!
    Newton White

  • December 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    And we citizens could send our e mail notes of displeasures to FDOT accompanied with a link to this web site which pictorially portrays the story of tax payers’ money not being applied into the city of Port Orange. Wake up Volusia County and State of Florida. We “investors” in Port Orange demand our just share of attention and tax returns.


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