Neglected Palms On Dunlawton Ave.
About a year ago there was three 30+ foot mature palms at the corner of Dunlawton & Taylor Branch Rd. This cluster of tall palm trees presented a pleasant view to our City’s visitor’s as they exited from I-95 onto Dunlawton at this location. Today there is only one live palm left of that cluster. The other two look like unused utility poles.
Two of the neglected palms were defoliated as they were smothered by parasitic vines that climbed their trunks and nobody took the time to trim or take other mitigating action. The third and final palm is now under stress by the same parasitic climbing vines and if someone can get off their ass soon, perhaps that palm could be saved.
I guess we will have to skip the Tree City-USA award this year.
Below are Photos of Disappearing Palm Trees on DUnlawton Ave. at NB I-95 Off-Ramp
Who Is cutting down all the Palm Trees?
– 2016 Going; Going; Gone ????
7 thoughts on “Neglected Palms On Dunlawton Ave.”
Dunlawton Av. is a State Highway.
The City of Port Orange receives money from the Florida D.O.T to maintain the landscape on Dunlawton.
What did the City spend that money on? . Certainly not the trees.
Looks like the trees by CVS might be on CVS property, just sayin.
It looks like the public right-of-way to me. I see 2 traffic signal poles, a sidewalk light pole, a traffic sign and a street light pole on the field side of that sidewalk in the same area with the palm trees. That type of roadside furniture is never installed on private property.
Nonetheless, don’t the city code enforcement crews enforce property maintenance on commercial property like they do on residential property?
I am sure many on city staff passed that corner every day during the past year..
I also see a very close CVS sign, I think that sometimes these items are may be on a private property, permitted by an easement perhaps. In any event I would imagine that there are tens of thousands of trees on city property, how it would even be feasible to keep up with all of them? Did you report it on the Citizen Connection link?
Neglected palm trees? Let’s talk about neglected water and sewer revenue. The Utility Director has spent more money on studies and consultants about the”berm” than Carter has peanuts. We are still talking about the damn berm and all we received in return was a rate hike. Back out all the outside consultants and ill advised studies and water and sewer rates should be declining not elevating. $30,000 for Bolerjack! What was our return on investment on that? We can’t afford management that spends all of our revenue chasing their tails because they don’t have a clue. Remember the Neff Report. Remember CDM. The money pit gets deeper and deeper. Can someone please show us what exactly we have to show for after all the senseless spending? I don’t see any Palm trees, flooding fixes or even a thank you note from the consultants to the taxpayers. Remember this:
If you added up all the money spent on consultants for the berm issue, you would probably have enough money to execute a berm augmentation project that addressed the divided canal, the overtopping lake, and the elevation of Oak Street that would provide a viable berm It sounds like Mr. Neff needs a contingent of consultants to wipe his hiney, powder his bottom, and change his didy. Arcaidis engineering and Kimberly Horne must be salivating for Neff and the CM to back door that $1.2 million master plan through the city council. Then he will have an entourage of wet nurses to help him build his dynasty and funnel taxpayer dollars out of the citizen’s pockets. The poor council was given a few hours to read through the CDM report and sort through this Kufufel before voting on something that they should have benn well informed of months ago. I suppose if you are unable to change your own diaper how are you going to inform council on something like this. The answer is you spends tons of taxpayer money on confusing consultations.
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